FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. What are your hours of operation?
A. 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Q. What ages do you serve?
A. Children beginning with ages 6 weeks through 6 years.
Q. Do you take children with disabilities?
Yes. Dallas Day School works with children of all abilities. We work with various early intervention services around the metroplex to ensure that all children achieve their potential.
Q. Is playtime/outdoor time available?
A. Yes, our schools are equipped with three to four areas of outside play. The children have scheduled times in the morning and the afternoon to explore their outside world. As an added safety feature, our schools have six to nine foot fencing around the outside perimeter of the play areas.
Q. Are meals and snacks provided?
A. Yes, we serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. We participate in USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program and snacks served here must meet nutritious standards of this program. Our location is equipped with a full-service kitchen and a cook trained in nutrition, USDA guidelines, and proper portions for young children. Click here to download our current menu.
Q. What is the curriculum?
A. DDS uses Creative Curriculum. The philosophy behind the Creative Curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. The most important goal of the curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic learners. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. This unique system allows teachers to build an electronic portfolio for each child that includes observation notes and assessment data. Each classroom has a computer to communicate via email and share this valuable information with parents. For more information about Creative Curriculum, visit www.creativecurriculum.net.
Q. Is your staff trained?
A. Many have earned, through college coursework, their Child Development Associate (CDA). This is a national credential for early education centers and demonstrates significant knowledge of and skills related to children, ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Those who have yet to attain their CDA, are enrolled in the required coursework or have plans to enroll. They are creative people with a passion for young children and have demonstrated a dedication to providing the educational and emotional support needed for young hearts, minds and bodies to grow.
Q. How do I find out more about Dallas Day School?
A. We are glad you are interested in finding out more about our school. You may schedule an appointment by calling 214-828-9900. You can also click here to get more information on the enrollment process.