At Dobson Christian Preschool the classroom spaces are well defined for children to guide their exploration and invite social and cognitive experiences. Particular aspects of the classroom environment may include but not limited to: a meeting space for large group gatherings and read a louds, an investigative science center, a cozy literacy library for reading, a stimulating writing/message area, a construction area for blocks and other building materials, a mini arts and crafts workspace, and a state of the art dramatic play area. The classrooms are uniquely organized with materials that are prudently chosen, presented, and stored at the child’s level to encourage maximum independence.
Early Infant Learning
DCPCC also provides a specialized space for infant social and emotional development. The infant area is designed to create an environmentally enriched atmosphere that encourages safe exploration, allowing children to discover, make friends, and learn. It is within this kind of environment that educators seek to create a sense of community.
2-5 Years Old
All of the Preschool’s spaces are designed to create an environmentally enriched atmosphere that encourages safe exploration, allowing children to discover, make friends, and learn. It is within this kind of environment that educators seek to create a sense of community. Our Preschool program is aligned with the developmental milestones of its children, recognizing the uniqueness of each child and striving to meet his or her individual needs. The primary goal of the Preschool is to construct an environment in which each child can grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. As a result of his or her first learning experience, he/she can begin to develop a sense of amazement and enjoyment for learning, a positive attitude toward school, and a desire to be a life long learner.
Annual Preschool Graduation Ceremony
Dobson Christian Preschool and Childcare offers an Annual Preschool Graduation Ceremony for all children promoting to kindergarten. Equipped with cap and gown, each child receives an academic preschool diploma upon completion of their education with us as well as exemplary evidence that they are ready to move to the next level. 80% of our graduates have maintained Principals Honor Roll status throughout their kindergarten year, and go on to exhibit behaviors consistent with lifelong learners.
Holiday Celebrations and Parental Involvement
Parents are an integral part of the learning community at the Dobson Christian Preschool and a key factor in children’s success both during their preschool years and in the future. As partners in the learning process, parents experience the curriculum not only through their children’s eyes but also as active contributors.
Parents are always welcome to visit and volunteer in the classroom. Classroom visits provide parents an opportunity to observe their children in a group and share their special talents and ideas in the classroom. One or more parents from each class will serve as a room resource parent to act as a liaison between the teachers and the rest of the parents in organizing class events and other tasks to assist the teachers.
The Preschool strives to keep parents informed of its events and activities.