All three of my kids have attended or are attending Dublin Community Preschool. My oldest, now a fifth grader, was well prepared and confident entering kindergarten. My middle child is also off to a great start in kindergarten this year. The teachers are experienced and compassionate, the director is outstanding. They are connected to Dublin Community Church (although they do not include religious programming) Students visit and take donations to the Dublin Food Pantry, which is part of the church every month and talk about the importance of giving. There are also fun family events through the year like Ice Cream Social, End of the Year Picnic, Fall Ball, Bunny Hop, and Milk and Cookies with Santa. Truly an outstanding school community!
I can't come up with one negative thing to say about DCP. Last year, I would've complained about the lack of parking but the Director listened to our complaints last year and rectified the situation this year! Top notch Director, Asst. Director, Teachers, & Parents. This preschool isn't just a school, it is a community and it is home. My children love it. They love their teachers and their friends. I love the play-based curriculum and watching my children grow from toddlers into independent pre-kindergarteners. Thank you, DCP.
We have loved our experience at Dublin Community Preschool!!! Wonderful teachers and administrators!! All three of my children have thrived will attending DCP. Can't say enough about it. Safe, loving, warm, and fun. I cannot recommend it enough!
Dublin Community Preschool is a wonderful school, the teachers and staff truly care about your child. This school offers long term staff, experienced office staff and enrichment programs. They partner with the Dublin Food Pantry, where the children learn a valuable lesson in giving to the needy, measuring the food given and all around a good life lesson. I have been involved and around other childcare centers, Dublin Community Preschool has and continues to exceed all of my expectations! This
is the preschool, you want your child/children to grow and learn.
My family is in our 6th year at Dublin Community Preschool and there isn't any other preschool I would have picked for my children. The teachers are very caring, enthusiastic and provide feedback on my child on a regular basis. I receive a weekly e-mail from the teachers letting me know what was learned in their classroom that week. My oldest daughter was very well prepared for kindergarten and I see the same progress in my youngest child. In addition to time in the classroom, my children have been exposed to movement, music, Spanish and fieldtrips. It is a well rounded preschool experience and, most importantly, my kids are excited to go everyday.
My first kid has been there going on 3 years now, having started as a 2-year old, and she absolutely thrived in each class.
My 2nd kid just started in that same 2-year-old class, and now she can't wait to kick us out the door when we drop her off. Before sending her here, she was as shy as they come.
The school is friendly, clean, multi-cultural, and there's absolutely nothing "snooty" about it. That was one of my mandatory selection criteria when we originally moved here -- no "private school brats" in our family...
The teachers have all been excellent each year, and every single one clearly knows how to keep a class in control and on track with the learning plan. I've even seen a couple of kids (that I honestly did NOT want around mine at first) get completely turned around in the course of a few weeks. So I guess they schooled ME a bit too...
Volunteerism is alive and well here, with parents of all walks of life joining in for various events throughout the year. Everyone is smiling and friendly during pickup & dropoff every time I've been there.
The results speak for themselves: Two completely different daughters, two perfect outcomes. If we have a third, we'll send that one too.
My 2nd kid used to growl and give up when knocking over blocks or having problems with Duplos, etc... Now she persists until her task is done.
NOTE: This site's editing controls aren't working -- this was supposed to read "STRONGLY AGREE."
There's not homework per se, but both kids routinely ask for their art kits to continue drawing/painting/coloring/etc. when they get home -- i.e., the same things they had learned during the day.
I've also routinely seen the older of the two practicing writing skills beyond what I've taught her, with no prompting from me.