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.
4 FUN-THEMED A LA CARTE WEEKS IN JUNE AND JULY IN FOUR AGE GROUPS, FROM 9 MONTHS THROUGH RISING FIRST-GRADERS:
JUNE 20-24: PIRATES & MERMAIDS
JUNE 27-JULY 1: DINOS & PRINCESSES
JULY 11-15: MAGIC & MONSTERS
JULY 18-22: WATER & NATURE
DAYS ARE FROM 9-1. STUDENTS BRING THIER OWN LUNCHES.
COVID VACCINATION PROOF REQUIRED FOR PARENTS AND ALL AGE-ELIGIBLE CAMPERS.
FOR 3s AND OLDER, POTTY INDEPENDENCE REQUIRED — AND MASKS MAY CONTINUE TO BE REQUIRED INSIDE
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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
— Daily no-contact screening of all students upon admission
— Parents keep students with respiratory symptoms at home
— Face masks required indoors and outdoors; eating occurs outside if possible, distanced inside as possible
— Responsive plan for the necessary closure of both individual classes and the entire school
— Testing required for return after mandatory closures
— Daily sanitizing of all touch surfaces before and after the school day
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.