Crosspoint Academy

Crosspoint Academy

The premiere preschool in the Niceville area, Crosspoint Academy offers full and part-time pre-kindergarten (ages 3-5) and childcare (birth – 2) in a safe, loving and enrichment-filled environment. Our goal is to help your child grow academically, physically, socially and spiritually. We place extreme importance on keeping Christ central in all aspects of our curriculum.

Crosspoint Academy is an authorized VPK provider for the 2018-2019 school year. Crosspoint Academy is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families. Tours are available by appointment. Call 678-4411, extension 187.

Crosspoint Academy | 214 S. Partin Drive | Niceville, FL 32578
Hours of Operation | Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Contact for more information:

Lauren McElroy

Lauren McElroy
Crosspoint Academy Director
850-678-4411, ext 196

If you are looking for countless opportunities for your child to develop a meaningful relationship with God, future academic success and a compelling sense of social responsibility, we would love to partner with you in the upcoming school year. Registration for our preschool & childcare programs is now open, registration for our 2019 summer preschool program opens Wednesday, April 3 at 10 a.m. Go to the registration information page for more information or to register your child.

Interested in joining our team? Crosspoint Academy is accepting applications for full- and part-time teachers, assistant teachers and substitutes for the 2019-2020 school year (August 2019 – May 2020, though full-time childcare positions are year round). Hours range from 7:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. and days vary. Applicants must be willing to obtain necessary training hours to meet state licensing requirements. Please download an application, print, complete, and submit in person to the Kids Welcome Desk. For more information regarding these positions, please contact Lauren McElroy at 850-678-4411 ext. 196 or e-mail

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To provide children with a strong foundation for: a meaningful relationship with God, future academic success and a compelling sense of social responsibility by providing activities and opportunities for spiritual, cognitive, physical, social, and emotional growth. An outreach ministry of our church, Crosspoint Academy strives to meet the needs of children and encourage the development of Christian families through parent participation and education.


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His Virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His death on a cross as a sacrifice for our sins, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. We believe that for a person to be saved from the condemnation of sin, he or she must experience a spiritual birth by personal faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God. We believe in the personal ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved are raised to life everlasting, and they that are lost are raised to judgment and condemnation. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ made evident through the church which is called the “body of Christ”.


Crosspoint Academy is licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families.


We believe children are best helped by a firm but gentle, calm, and consistent approach, determined by the child’s understanding and stage of development. Teachers utilize redirection, positive reinforcement, and the occasional use of a “thoughtful spot” followed by a positive discussion with a child about expected behavior. Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress and any repeated discipline issues. At no time will a child be subjected to discipline which is severe, humiliating, frightening or associated with food, rest, or toileting. Spanking or any form of physical punishment is prohibited for all child care personnel. Children may not be denied active play as a consequence of misbehavior. Should repeated discipline issues continue with any child, the Crosspoint Academy administration reserves the right to dismiss the child with approval from the Kids Ministry office. Any major infractions such as physical bodily harm will result in immediate dismissal. Tuition is not refunded for disciplinary dismissals.


  • Strong Christian environment and curriculum
  • Comprehensive Language Development
  • Specialized preschool math program
  • Excellent student/teacher ratio
  • Certified music and physical education instructors
  • Weekly Chapel
  • Uniform t-shirts


  • Circle time
  • Whole group math studies
  • Small group math studies
  • Chapel centers
  • Free choice in classroom
  • Music
  • Playground time
  • Lunch
  • Circle story time
  • Whole group language arts
  • Small group language arts
  • Arts & crafts
  • Physical education


  • Strong Christian environment
  • Daily Bible activities
  • Monthly thematic units with a comprehensive language component
  • Excellent student/teacher ratio
  • Indoor and outdoor play
  • Music and movement
  • Creative arts and exploration

Lauren McElroy

Kristin Estrada
Assistant Director

Lesley Vance
Curriculum Coordinator

Cindy Theriot
Administrative Assistant

Sarah Wilder
Graphics & Communications Coordinator

Staff Communications (password protected)


Non-Discrimination Statement: Crosspoint Academy Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, assistance program and other school-administered programs. Crosspoint Academy is registered with the Florida Department of Children and Families [Registration #DC-2365-O