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.
PLEASE NOTE: A DECISION ABOUT THE START OF THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE ANNOUNCED AFTER JULY 14
DPCC happily hosts superior quality 4-hour (9-1) days of play and growth for children, from 9 months in our Parents Morning Out nursery through our pre-kindergarten 4-year-old rooms.
Our kindergarten class is a five-hour day (9-2) five days a week this year.
All our classes last 10 months of the year, from the beginning of August through the end of May. As it currently stands, our proposed 2020-21 year:
begins with August 6th back-to-school night, 6pm
August 7th orientation, 9-11
August 10th first day
ends May 28
Our breaks/vacations coordinate with City Schools of Decatur.
OUR SAFE SCHOOL DURING THIS PANDEMIC
DPCC hopes to return to our historic brick and mortar building for the 2020-21 school year, using all data and modeling at our disposal to make a definitive decision on our plan after July 14. Upon physical return, we will practice all guidelines produced by the Center for Disease Control to create and maintain an environment of safety for your child, our teachers, and community. Measures will include:
— Testing, training, and use of protective personal equipment for all staff
— Daily temporal temperature check for all students upon admission
— Keeping all classes separate in the building and on playground
— Daily sanitizing of all touch surfaces before and after school day
In the hopefully avoidable circumstance that we are unable to return to our physical campus at the start of August, we may:
— Delay our start by a month
— Rotate days at school by age or class
— Offer distance learning courses for pre-k and kindergarten classes
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.