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Dallas Zoo Preschool at the Zoo

650 So. R. L. Thornton Freeway
Dallas, TX 75203

(214) 670-7501


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

At Preschool at the Dallas Zoo, children are immersed in the world of nature, wildlife, and conservation while learning early reading, writing and math skills as well as large and fine motor skills. Children spend time outside in the zoo, and also inside our special, Zoo preschool classrooms where they participate in activitiy stations, crafts, story time, and they meet live animals up close!

A Typical Day

Circle time
Zoo tour
Return to classroom
Live Animal Encounter
Crafts and Activity Stations
Story time

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents check in with the teachers each day when they pick up their child. We send our students home with a "Look what I did" today sheet. Communication about changes to the schedule, parking, policies, end of the year party etc... are done through e-mail and also a letter in each child's box. Our teachers also provide resources for interested parents on extending lessons into the home.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

Our teachers are amazing at working with children who have separation anxiety. They use a variety of techiniques to ease children into Preschool and being apart from their parents.