DPCC’s Mission & Vision
Not only are we Decatur’s best-kept Mayberry-meets-Berkley secret for child care, but we boast three hallmarks which distinguish us from other kindergartens and preschools: our level of responsiveness, our investment, and our consistency.
Responsiveness: our ultra-low student-to-teacher ratio ensures that we listen to you and your child fully, to connect and communicate as we address needs and solve problems
Investment: nearly every teacher here has had children attend DPCC and become a teacher afterward; thus, we are a faculty of parent-teachers
Consistency: most teachers at DPCC have been involved with the school for at least a decade, many for five years or more
DPCC IS A 100% IMMUNIZED SCHOOL. EVERY STUDENT WHO ATTENDS MUST HAVE AN UNEXPIRED, UPDATED, AND VALID GEORGIA 3231 VACCINATION FORM ON FILE WITH US; EVERY PARENT AND STUDENT OF ELIGIBLE AGE IN OUR COMMUNITY MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION.
A NEW BEGINNING
SUNSHINE SUMMER 2023
Our camp is for ages 9 months to rising 1st-graders.
Camp is from 9-1 M-F with a park & walk-in drop-off and pickup (no carpool).
Age-based rooms will be run by teachers with teenage helpers from our school community.
Rates are per-week/paid in advance and payments are not refundable (so please plan carefully): $330 for 9-24 months, $220 for all other ages.
Proof of COVID vaccination required for all campers.
June 19-23: cars & unicorns
June 26-30: robots & fairies
July 10-14: outerspace & the jungle
July 17-21: sea creatures & flying friends
CAMP IS CURRENTLY FULL
INQUIRE FOR INCIDENTAL VACANY AT 404-378-1770
OUR SAFE SCHOOL
DPCC’s invigorated return to school in 2022-23 school year has child safety at its singular focus as we continue to carefully and thoughtfully realize all relevant data, as well as employ all guidelines and procedures recommended by scientists and healthcare professionals. Measures include:
— Parents agree to and sign a contract to be careful, transparent, and communicative about their family’s state of health and potential exposure in a symptom-forward/test-based approach
— Symptom-forward preventative caution: parents keep students with respiratory symptoms at home and refrain rom sending them to school with anything contagious or infectious
— Test-to-leave/test-to-stay: when symptoms occur, tests are necessary to secure community safety and assure continued attendance; when a case of COVID occurs, students in class are required to test daily and be symptom-free to continue
— Along with this 2-part policy approach, our 100% vaccinated community affords us the ability to uniquely operate with safety unmasked — which preschoolers and kindergartners desperately need so they can learn how to read feelings and thoughts based on facial expression, and also discover/practice appropriate ways to express themselves facially
From The Director
We welcome children in the full bloom of their childhood as did Christ, with open arms. We believe play is not just a good idea, but the absolute best way children learn and grow. We strive to create a first home-away-from-home experience that makes kids happy to wake up and eager to come to school. We know that education becomes a way of life when learning is a routine that’s fun. Lastly, we are convicted that the education of the heart is every bit as critical in the formation of a full person as is that of the mind; that is, we nurture presence in love.
We offer exemplary nursery care for a one or two-day Parent Morning Out program. Our 2 to 4-year-old classes are intimate and warm, with a low teacher-student ratio. Our fantastic kindergarten grows from its history as one of the oldest private programs in the entire metro area.