Removed my child from this preschool after a little over a year there. I found it to be a very negative environment, with burned out teachers and a student-to- ratio that, while technically meeting licensing requirements, is too high for the children to get much individual attention. Accident reports were being filled out on a daily basis by harried teachers who spent more time gossiping about the "poorly behaved" kids in their charge than they did interacting with them. Also, there are many children there who speak very little English and the staff is not really prepared to handle them. This can create difficult classroom dynamics because these children don't understand the teachers and this is a problem, especially when these children act out because of unmet needs, as all preschoolers do at times. Also, the school has no dedicated indoor playroom, which is a huge problem during Ohio's long winters. The preschool uses the church's social hall, which half the time is set up with tables and chairs and so the teachers must drag out of storage what little play equipment they have for the children each day. This means that on some days, when the teachers are too tired to bring out the equipment, the children simply end up playing in an empty room, with predictable results - chaos, crying and injuries from out of control children falling down and running into each other. Furthermore, the lead teacher my child had during the beginning of our second year there had no control over the classroom at all, but blamed it on the children in her care. She responded by refusing to do any structured activities of any kind with the kids and simply let them run wild in the classroom. I pulled my child as a result, found another preschool and proceeded to have a wonderful experience there. The problem is not my child or your child, it's this preschool. Stay away.
No. It's a very cliquey school, in addition to being a poorly run one. If you aren't deemed a significant member of the social hierarchy no one will give you the time of day. Which is ironic. Given how lousy the school is, I'm not really sure what they h ave to be snooty about.
I love DCP and so do my kids! When looking for preschool my goal was to find one in which my kids could feel safe, comfortable, have fun, socialize with other kids and maybe learn a few things:) DCP has done that and so much more!! Both my kids have felt at home there since they started. The teachers are very caring and provide a warm, friendly environment. My son has been at DCP for 3 years and has never once complained about going to school. He is now in a 5 day Pre-K program which I can't say enough about! His growth during this program has been more than I expected! I also am a huge fan of the curriculum they use, Creative Curriculum. I can't say enough about the director, Julie. She really has done a tremendous job during her short time at DCP. She is at the front door every morning saying hello to all the kids-- my kids love seeing her every day!
I like DCP very much! Until my kids adjust to new life here in the U.S, they often cry when we go to the preschool. Because we did not have the ability in English to communicate with Americans. We felt a little lonely. And I really worried about my kids. But the teachers always made an effort to communicate with my kids and me patiently. Thanks to that, we can go to DCP with a smile on our faces now! I appreciate the teachers a lot!!
Dublin Community Preschool has been a great place for my daugthers! We have been at the school for 4 years and have had a wonderful experience! I have really seen both of them blossom and they tell me everyday how excited they are to go to school. I definitely think it is the experienced teaching staff that has made this a good early childhood school experience for them. The staff is very caring and takes the time to really get to know each child. My daughters have also enjoyed the extra programs such as Lunch Bunch, enrichment and the summer camps. I would recommend this preschool to all of my friends!
I have had two students attend Dublin Community Preschool. My oldest attended for two years, and my second child is a current student in his second year at DCP. DCP is a great school filled with caring, nurturing teachers. They follow the Creative Curriculum which is a program that allows students to learn through their own explorations and choices, yet they also have guided activities led by highly experienced teachers. My son had an incredibly difficult time transitioning into a classroom. His teachers and the school director went above and beyond to make him a comfortable and happy learner. They moved a train table into his classroom and made sure that his favorite art activity was included for two weeks straight! I was so reassured that they worked so hard to make one individual child have a great experience. But, I also knew that if they thought he needed some more time before starting school-they would have been honest with me. I highly recommend this school!
AWESOME! Our son started in the middle of the year last year, and is back for the pre-K program this year. The staff is top notch, the school is warm and inviting and Julie Turner is a great Director. If you are looking for a part-time program in Dublin, Ohio...this is the place, you have found it, stop looking! The kids are given a lot of opportunity to try different stations all around the classroom as well as plenty of fresh air. Who knew that my son would become an artist this year! This is a school that has heart...lots of it. From teachers who are so committed to educating young minds, to parents that are involved and interested, to the office staff and board that keep things running so well and never stop improving, DCP is a great independent organization. Try it, you will not be disappointed!