What’s New

Look at what events are happening at DCP!

Want to print out a calendar? Click here to view the 2019-2020 school year calendar in .pdf form.

Upcoming dates:

June 18th – August 8th: Summer camp!

August 14th – 16th: Duke student volunteers from Project BUILD

August 23rd – 29th: Teacher training & orientation

August 29th: Parent Information Night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the preschool. No child-care provided this night as all classrooms and teachers will be in use to meet with parents about the upcoming school year.

September 2nd: CLOSED, Labor Day

September 3rd:                           *New format*

            Lily Pad/Tadpole classes (1s & 2s) will have a meet the teacher morning. Children and parents in these classrooms come between 10 and 12 to meet the teacher and play in the classroom.

          Pollywog/Leap Frog classes (3s & 4s) This will be the first day of school for half of each class. Your teacher will email families with their first day of school the last week in August.

September 4th:                           *New format*

            Lily Pad/Tadpole classes (1s & 2s) will have their first full morning of preschool

          Pollywog/Leap Frog classes (3s & 4s) This will be the first day of school for half of each class. Your teacher will email families with their first day of school the last week in August.

October 3rd: Parent/Teacher conferences for Pollywog/Leap Frog (3s & 4s) classes. Regular school morning for Lily Pad/Tadpole (1s & 2s) classes.

October 12th: Fall work day – family friendly. Rain or shine.

November 11th: Veteran’s Day. Regular school day. OPEN. Inclement weather make-up day #1

November 25th -29th: CLOSED for Thanksgiving break

December 13th: Parent’s Night Out

December 19th: OPEN. Inclement weather make-up day #2

December 23rd – January 2nd: CLOSED, Teachers have a teacher workday on Thursday, January 2nd.

January 1st: *New families looking to join our preschool can start applying via the website on January 1st. Any applications received between January 1st and February 2nd will be processed in the first wave of public enrollment the week of February 3rd.*

January 20th: CLOSED in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 27th – 31st: Priority enrollment for 2020-2021 school year

February 3rd: Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year opens to public applications received before this date. If you are new to our preschool, be sure to submit an application before this date to be matched up with any open spots!

February 17th: President’s Day. OPEN. Inclement Weather make-up day #3

March 13th: Parent’s Night Out

March 16th: Priority enrollment for summer 2020 opens to currently enrolled families and accepted families for the 2020-2021 school year. Early bird pricing til May 1st!

March 19th: CLOSED, Teacher workday

March 23rd: Summer enrollment opens to the public. Early bird pricing til May 1st!

April 13th – 17th: CLOSED, Spring break

May 1st: Early bird pricing for summer closes

May 7th: Parent/Teacher conferences for Pollywog/Leap Frog (3s & 4s) classes. Regular school morning for Lily Pad/Tadpole (1s & 2s) classes.

May 20th: Last day of school unless we’ve had inclement weather closures. May 21st & May 26th are inclement weather make-up days #4 & #5

May 25th: CLOSED, Memorial Day

You’ll notice that we’ve built in 5 inclement weather days into our calendar. We are OPEN for class on the first three days.  If, for some reason, DCP does not have any unplanned closures, these days will be bonus attendance days for our families.  If we have more than three unplanned closures, we have two additional make-up days scheduled at the end of May.  In the event that DCP has unplanned closures for more than five days during the school year, the DCP Board of Directors will decide how to address any unplanned closures during the school year.