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Park Cities YMCA Preschool

6000 Preston Road
Dallas, TX 75205

(214) 526-7293


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The goal of our program is to facilitate all areas of a child's growth and development in a nurturing, caring environment in order to foster the child's self-esteem and independence."
-- Excerpted from YMCA brochure

A Typical Day

9:00- 9:20 arrival/independant writing
9:25-9:35 snack time
9:40-10:15 learning centers
10:20- 10:40 large group/phonics
10:45-11:30 outdoor time
11:35-11:50 foreign language
(Spanish/Sign Language)
12:00-12:30 lunch
12:30-12:40 art
12:40-1:10 learning centers
1:15-1:30 math concepts
1:30-1:40 independent or group reading
1:40-2:00 outdoor time/departure

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
  • 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