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Lake Highlands Presbyterian Child Development Center

8525 Audelia Road
Dallas, TX 75238

Phone:
(214) 343-7103

Website:

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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

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

From the Director:

The teachers prepare weekly lessons plans and use the Exceed curriculum for the 3's and 4's. The Infants, toddlers, and two's use the Wee Learn curriculum.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Every child has differences in their learning styles and we teach each child according to their indiviual needs.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Lake Highlands Presbyterian Child Development Center is a non profit organization. Our purpose is to provide a fun, loving, safe, Christian environment. We also strive to be a place where children can discover and explore the world outside their own families, thereby adding to their development as a whole."

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

There is a Fall Open House and a Spring Open House. There are parent participation letters sent home monthly with in the childs homework folder to let the parent know what they can be doing at home to enhance what the child is being taught at school.
Parents receive Directors Blasts by email. The Blasts contain updated information on the school and events of the school.
The school has a facebook page- Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church Child Development Center. The school updates Facebook with information on daily events.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • 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
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school

Separation

Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation
  • Parents in classroom early on

Handling Separation: From the Director

If needed there is a teachers aide that will stay with the child in their classroom to give the child extra attention. The aide gives the child the assurance that they are going to be ok and that the parent will be returning soon.