FAQS

 
Below are the most frequently asked questions about Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool.  Please click on a question, and the answer should appear just beneath it.   If you have a question or concern that doesn't appear here, please feel free to email us or call us at 410-825-7905.
    What ages does the preschool accept?
  • Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool accepts children 2-, 3- and 4-years old.
    Is the school only open to Lutherans?
  • No, not at all!   The school was founded 30 years as an educational ministry of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, but all children are welcome!    We are, however, a Christian school — and God's love to us through His Son is emphasized  every day at "Jesus time" — as well as twice a month at chapel.
    Do children need to be potty-trained before being enrolled in the school?
  • No, potty-training is not a requirement for enrollment in Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool.
    What is the maximum staff/children ratio?
  • Teacher to student ratios vary depending on age level and range — from 1:4 for  two-year-olds, 1:8 for three-year-olds, and 1:10 for four-year-olds
    Is there an enrollment fee?
  • Yes, there is a $125 non-refundable enrollment fee.
    Is there a book fee?
  • There is no book fee at Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool.
    Do you offer Before School Care?
  • Yes, we have an Early Arrival Program.  Please call for fees.
    Do you offer After School Care?
  • After School Care is not available at this time; however, it is something we are looking to add in the near-future.  If you would be interested in After School Care, please email the Director.
    What are the Staff requirements?
  • First, everyone on staff must have warm hearts, friendly smiles, and a love for both preschool children and for our Lord.  Beyond that, the Director has a BS in Early Childhood Education, Medication Administration Certificate, and Emergency Disaster Preparedness Certificate.  Our 2's and 3's teacher has a 90-Hour Certificate.  Our 4's teacher has a BS degree in Early Childhood Education.  Teachers and assistants also have CPR training through the National Saftely Council as well as First Aid Certification.  In addition, all staff members are required to undergo Criminal Fingerprint Checks through the State of Maryland Criminal Justice Information Systems.
    Can I claim my tuition on my income tax?
  • Possibly.  Please check with your tax accountant.  If needed, we will provide you with our Tax ID number.
    Are scholarships available for Holy Cross Lutheran Preschool and / or does the school accept vouchers?
  • Unfortunately, Holy Cross Lutheran Church cannot provide scholarships at this time, nor can we accept vouchers.
God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him might have eternal life. ~ John 3:16