When was Crossing Point Christian School started?


Crossing Point opened its doors in August 1993. It was the vision of Rev. Bobby Cook to provide quality preschool classes for the children in McKinney and the surrounding area. Rev. Cook is no longer at First Christian Church, but that vision remains intact.


What is the difference between a Mother's Day Out Program and a Preschool?


Traditionally, a Mother’s Day Out Program is just that – a time for parents to have a break while leaving their child in a safe place. Generally, that program provides a non-structured environment where the children can play with their peers.

On the other hand, a Preschool Program like CPCS provides a blend of a structured (academic) and a non-structured (play) environment. Our teachers follow a specific daily plan, with each day building upon skills introduced in previous classes.

All classes at Crossing Point Christian School are considered preschool classes, offering children a blend of structured and unstructured activities, both large and small group interactions, along with a curriculum tailored to meet each child's needs.


What ages do you accept children into the program? 


Our program is designed for children 2 years through 5 years.  All children entering our 2, 3, or 4-year-old programs are required to be that age by September 1st of that school year. 

What are the teacher-to-child ratios at CPCS?


The ratios vary depending on the age of the children. There are two adults in each classroom, a teacher and an assistant regardless of the age of the children. The two-year-old classes have 10 children, the three-year-old classes have 12 children and the 4 and 5-year-old classes have 15 children in each class.


Lunch Bunch ratios do change with the ratio being 1 teacher to 10 children. The two-year-old classes always have two teachers regardless of the number of children.


How does the admission process work, and what is the waitlist procedure?

Admission is open to all children residing in McKinney and the surrounding area. Limited by available space, enrollment operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is granted to members of First Christian Church and families currently enrolled in our program. At Crossing Point Christian School (CPCS), we welcome all children without any discrimination based on race, religion, or gender.

For those interested in enrollment when space is unavailable, we maintain a waitlist. No deposit is necessary, and there's no obligation to enroll once a spot opens up. Church members who haven't had the chance to register will be given priority on the waitlist. However, we cannot guarantee an opening to anyone on the waitlist.

Is Crossing Point Christian School licensed by the state of Texas?


Yes, the school is licensed by the state, which means that we are inspected at least once a year and are required to follow the Minimum Standards implemented by the Department of Family and Protective Services. The Minimum Standards covers all health and safety issues encountered in a school situation. The Minimum Standards do not cover curriculum requirements for preschoolers.


What qualifications are required of the staff at CPCS?


The teachers must meet the guidelines outlined in the Minimum Standards, that is, have 8 hours of preservice training and an additional 24 hours of training each year. The average years of service for the staff is 8 years – so experience plays a vital role in teacher qualifications. A love for children, an understanding of the stages of development, and the acceptance of children at their current stage of growth is very important as well. All staff members are CPR & First Aid Certified and must pass a criminal history background check.

How do the teachers at Crossing Point make children feel comfortable while at school?

The staff at Crossing Point works hard to provide a fun, safe and loving environment for all the children in our care. The teachers are interested and care about all the children, not just the children in their class. It is so important to us that all the children feel comfortable in their surroundings. We strive to make our school a fun and educational place to be!


How does the school handle discipline-related matters?


Children are encouraged to make responsible choices and be accountable for their actions. Teachers engage in open discussions with students about inappropriate behavior, exploring alternative choices.

Time Out may be implemented as needed, and parents could be invited for conferences to address chronic discipline concerns. Ultimately, the school reserves the right to terminate the enrollment of any child whose behavior poses a threat to the learning and safety of their peers.

Do children learn at Crossing Point Christian School or do they just play?


Preschool children learn best through play and interacting with their peers as well as with adults. Our curriculum has been developed to meet the needs of individual children and provide an environment that is rich in academics as well as social opportunities. In other words, we provide a balance of structured (academic) and non-structured (play) into the day so the kids have the opportunity to succeed. Please refer to the program goals for each age group for further information.


Crossing Point Christian School is a ministry of First Christian Church so what “religion” is taught at the school?


Our goal is to help the children grow in their love for Jesus Christ and to understand that He is a part of their lives everyday and not just on Sunday. We do not teach the children any doctrine as our students come to us from a variety of dominations and we want to be respectful of people’s differences. Bible stories are introduced in an age appropriate way and values and virtues are taught and lived in each classroom.