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Claire's Christian Day School

8202 Boedeker Drive
Dallas, TX 75225

(214) 368-4047


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Building Literacy through Art Curriculum: Arts and Crafts to build visual discrimination, eye/hand coordination, listening skills, attention span and self-esteem. Art stimulates the brain while relaxing the nervous system and enhancing creativity. Your child will bring home keepsake quality projects and a smile on their face. Reading and Math Enrichment Curriculum: Unusual and fun approach to learning all those pre-reading and pre-math skills covered during preschool. For example, which letters are the same backwards and forwards?, sight word flashlight tag, counting backwards on your toes, and number mysteries. Joyful learning with a twist! Science and Art Enrichment Curriculum: Beginning exploration of the world around us - introduction to the basics of chemistry, physics, math, and earth science - through the use of hands on experiements, building projects, history, literature, and art - a truly interdisciplinary class. Your child will have a great time while learning what a fabulous place our planet is! -- Excerpted from school's literature

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Claire's Christian Day School has a philosophy of total Christian development of the preschool age child. The emphasis is on the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual development that promotes the academic growth of each child. Our program strives to enable each child to :
-Learn about God's Love
-Become self confident
-Become comfortable in a group setting.
-Develop self-expression
-Develop self-control
-Develop creativity
-Exhibit responsibility
-Enjoy learning

"On the academic level, emphasis at CCDS is placed on preparation for kindergarten. We begin teaching the Slingerland method of phonics and reading readiness, the same way it is taught in the Highland Park Independent School District."

-- Excerpted from the school's literature

A Typical Day

9:00 - 9:30 Table activity and free play
9:30 - 10:00 Lesson time
10:00-10:30 Outdoor play
10:30-10:45 Bathroom break/wash hands
10:45-11:15 Arts and Crafts
11:15-11:30 Music, Gymnastics, Spanish, or Chapel
11:30-11:50 Story time and lesson review
11:50-12:00 Classroom cleanup and prepare to leave

-- Excerpted from the school's literature

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

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