Mrs. Emily Nixon, Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Nixon, and I will be your teacher in the 3-year-old class. I am so pleased to be in my eighth year at Crosspoint Preschool. Our youngest son attended the Pre-K class and loved it! Prior to being on staff with the Preschool, I spent almost eight years at home raising our three children. Before that, I enjoyed a career in psychology and social services working with populations ranging from elementary-aged children all the way through senior citizens in a nursing home.

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Mrs. Karen Baraniak, Assistant Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Karen Baraniak, and I am an assistant teacher in the 3-year-old and 4-year-old classrooms. I am excited to be in my second year at Crosspoint Preschool. Prior to being on staff, I worked the previous school year upstairs in the Crosspoint Early Learning Center’s Pre-K classroom, and for 10 years prior to that at the Humane Society. I cannot wait for such a fun year ahead with your kiddos!

3 Year Old Class

Our 3-year-old class encourages each child to explore the world around them in a safe and loving way through a wide variety of activities.

Our classroom has a library; dramatic play area; blocks, Legos, and puzzles; a science area; a sensory table; several places for art activities; and much more. Monthly and weekly themes guide our work together. We complete evaluations with each child in October, January, and May to assess their strengths and areas for growth. Gross and fine motor skills are strengthened each day through our activities and projects. Repetition, consistency, and structure make our room a place for each child to grow socially and emotionally.

Our educational goals

  • Understand who God is and how much He loves every one of us
  • Develop positive self-respect
  • Discover nature and the world around them
  • Develop age appropriate critical thinking skills
  • Promote the appreciation of culture and community
  • Develop and cultivate fine and gross motor skills
  • Encourage creative expression through art, music, and dramatic play

Some of our recent projects