Barbara Kristiansen, PhD

Owner and Director of Children’s Learning Corner

For thirty five years I have been an educator in the Central Bucks area, the last 20 as owner of Crossroads Country Day School.

Children learn what they live! School should be a place where students are nurtured and build skills to meet their fullest potential academically, socially, and physically.

Children’s Learning Corner, small by design, provides students with a structured group plan as well as individual goals that are discussed with parents. Children’s Learning Corner is the entire lower level of our home, separate entirely from living space, but we are able to provide the security of a homey atmosphere.

Preschool/Pre-K are often a child’s first academic experience. The most important job of a teacher is not only to teach needed skills but to instill confidence and strength for a lifetime!

Education and Experience

While I started out in the nursing (and am an LPN), I have always been a teacher. As a teenager, I taught Sunday School and neighborhood children. My undergraduate degree in education and music and graduate degrees in early childhood and administration allowed me to teach in Philadelphia schools and then start my own Learning Center / Private school. It was a great experience to teach so many children, and even their children. Now is my time to work with a smaller group, use my experience and enjoy learning again with my students!

It has been a pleasure to prepare this smaller school with lots of learning centers, exploration areas, and supplies to make it a leader in early childhood education!

– Barbara Kristiansen

LPN Nursing
BS Education & Music
MS Early Childhood & Elementary Education
PhD Administration