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Callier Child Development Program

1966 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX 75235

(214) 905-3094


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Callier Child Development Program provides a warm, accepting environment, rich in learning activities and experiencess. Teachers value each of the children as unique individuals and facilitate growth toward independence, self-esteem, and concern for others. Learning activities and experiences are provided in a stimulating, creative atmosphere designed to encourage curiosity, exploration and discovery."

-- Excerpted from school literature

A Typical Day

7:30-8:30 Arrival/Quiet play
8:30-8:45 Breakfast
8:45-9:15 Small group activities
9:15-10:00 Outdoor Learning
10:00-11:30 Work Time (Learning Centers)
11:30-12:00 Circle Time (Music and Movement)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-1:00 Outdoor Play
1:00-3:00 Nap
3:00-3:30 Snack
3:30-6:00 Afternoon activities until pick-up
6:30 Callier closes

-- Excerpted from school literature

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school