This information is provided to assist parents needing full day care. For part-time preschool information, see the Children's Ark web page.
Eligibility and Enrollment
Children ages 2-6 are eligible for enrollment. However, the child must be potty-trained and completely out of diapers before he/she may attend.
The program offers full day care from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Contact Information:Director: Judy Hunter
Phone Number: 512-835-5984
Phone Number: 512-835-5983 Ext. 107 and 108
DPS exists to provide a balanced program to help young children grow spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.The preschool strives purposely to realize the following:
- Evangelism: The Church and staff of the preschool view the program as outreach and evangelism, intentionally teaching the gospel of Jesus in a clear and direct manner to children and their parents.
- Faith Development: Teachers and staff teach a Christian curriculum to the children to acquaint them with Christian ethical teachings, concepts of love and justice, and other Biblical concepts in order to contribute to the development of a foundation for more advanced spiritual training and growth later in life.
- Service: The school serves families in the Church and in the community by providing affordable child care in a caring Christian environment.
Purpose:The young child enrolled in this program will be:
- Surrounded by experiences to increase awareness of God's world, His love for usthem, and their place in His world as His children.
- Lovingly encouraged to express emotional needs in realistic, positive ways; explore new and challenging situations; increase awareness of self and individuality; and build a secure foundation of respect for self and others.
- Provided activities designed to enrich physical growth. Both active and quite, indoor and outdoor experiences will develop large and fine motor skills. An awareness of good health habits and safety practices will be promoted.
- Provided with play experiences with small peer groups. Children will be encouraged to develop courtesy, kindness, cooperation, an awareness of the rights of others, and the individual and group responsibilities toward property in an atmosphere of lobe and support.
- Assisted in intellectual growth by encouragement in thinking and problem-solving.
Curriculum:The curriculum is carefully planned by our dedicated staff to include:
- Simple Bible stories with personal and prayer application.
- Music appreciation that involves singing, rythms, recordings, and action songs.
- Creative media, including clay, playdough, paint, paste, sand, chalk and crayons.
- Motor development skills to develop large and small muscle group coordination with games, activities and fingerplays.
- Scientific investigation in learning about God's creation - living things, their environment, and activities.
- Readiness program - includes formal subject matter to provide experiences to build foundations in the language arts, math, literature, and drama.
- Provision for a solid foundation for entrance into kindergarten.
DisciplineKind, firm, and consistent guidance is used within a relaxed atmosphere to promote acceptable behavior and to promote self-discipline.
MealsGood nutrition is valuable to each child's well-being. DPS provides complete and tasty meals for the children and staff.
Meals provide are as follows:
Breakfast 8:30 am (milk, fruit or fruit juice and a bread or cereal item)
Lunch - 11:45 am (meat item, 2+ fruits and vegetables, bread, milk, and desert)
Snack - 3:30 pm (cookie or cracker with fruit and juice or milk)
Meals are served family-style by the staff in the classroom to promote good manners and healthy eating habits and to encourage children to try new foods.