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Dandyland Child Care Center

2000 Pepperell Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

(334) 528-1088

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Dandyland believes that the years between infancy and kindergarten are the foundations of a lifetime of successful learning. Research shows that children learn best through play and "hands on" experiences in an environment rich with learning opportunities. Fundamental to learning is a nurturing caregiver/teacher who understands child development theory and practice, and knows how to implement that knowledge to meet each child's individual needs.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on