Pre-Kindergarten

At Kids Crossing, the mission of our Pre-Kindergarten classroom is to provide a diverse and challenging environment so each child has the opportunity to become an enthusiastic and independent student. We recognize that children learn in different ways, therefore we teach and work with each child as a unique individual to help him/her become a successful lifelong learner. In this classroom we teach using the 4K Benchmarks for Development and Learning. Our program follows a play-based curriculum and we support our students as they grow in:

  1. Social and Emotion Development
    1. Emotional Development
    2. Self Concept
    3. Self Competence
  2. Health and Physical Development
    1. Physical Health and Development
    2. Motor Development
    3. Sensory Organization
  3. Multi-faceted Approaches to Learning
    1. Curiosity, Engagement, and Persistence
    2. Creativity and Imagination
    3. Diversity in Learning
  4. Language Development and Communication
    1. Listening and Understanding
    2. Speaking and Communicating
    3. Early Literacy
  5. Cognition and General Knowledge
    1. Exploration, Discovery and Problem Solving
    2. Mathematical Thinking
    3. Scientific Thinking

Please provide the following items for your child. A more detailed list can be found in your enrollment folder:

  • Blanket or Sleeping Bag
  • Change of Clothing
  • Family Photo

Lead Teacher, Rachel Koschnitzke

Hello! My name is Rachel Koschnitzke, I attended Holy Cross Lutheran School from 2nd grade through 8th and have been a member of the church since that time.  My teachers at Holy Cross inspired me to pursue a teaching degree.  They did a wonderful job forming me into a respectful child of God, which has guided me throughout my life.  My goal for this upcoming year is to manage my classroom in a way that is Christ centered and provides a positive environment.  I have many years of experience in a preschool setting, including a local center in Cottage Grove WI, as well as a preschool on campus while I attended Martin Luther College in Minnesota. I am a graduate with a degree specific to Early Childhood Education and am a newlywed to Holy Cross’ new 7-8th grade teacher Joel Koschnitzke.  I am an asset to Holy Cross with a strong excitement for teaching, eagerness to form relationships, and a wealth of knowledge with regard to Developmental Milestones, behavior, and teaching.

I look forward to meeting with you and working with your families goals to make the upcoming year the best yet!


Kids Crossing Early Learning Center
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101
Email: rkoschnitzke@holycrossmadison.org