8945 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, O'Fallon, MO 63366 info@hcross.com (636) 272-4505

Classroom and Staff

Class size for the 3 year old is limited to 12 children. The 4 year old class is limited to 16 children. Extended Care is limited to 10 children that are 3-5 years old. Each Preschool class has a teacher and an assistant is added if the class size exceeds 8 children. The Preschool teachers have a Master’s Degree in Education.  Staff members are carefully selected for their education, experience and love of working with young children. Our program exceeds state regulations.

Parent Participation 
While parents are not required to help in the classroom, many desire this opportunity. This is a valuable experience for both parent and child. We encourage you to begin taking part in your child’s education at an early age.  We especially encourage you to participate on special days including Mom’s Day, Dad’s Day, and Grandparents’ Day.  Parents of four year olds also have the opportunity to accompany us on class field trips.

2017/18 Preschool Faculty and Staff

Darlene  Birk : Preschool Director

Darlene Birk

Preschool Director

Teacher for 4-year-olds since 2006

preschool@hcross.com
(636) 272-4505
Dina Polashek : Preschool Teacher for 3-year-olds

Dina Polashek

Preschool Teacher for 3-year-olds

Preschool Teacher for 3-year-olds since Sept. 2011
Masters Degree in Education
Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church


Tracie Fink : Teacher for Extended Care

Tracie Fink

Teacher for Extended Care

Teaching at Holy Cross since Sept. 2016
Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church


Sarah Miget : Teacher for Extended Care

Sarah Miget

Teacher for Extended Care

Teaching at Holy Cross since Jan. 2017
Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church


Monica Unger : Preschool Assistant for 3- and 4-year olds

Monica Unger

Preschool Assistant for 3- and 4-year olds

Teaching at Holy Cross since Sept. 2018
Member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church