About DKH

  • Our History

    Growing and developing children since 1979
    DKH Academy, established in 1979, is a private school serving the educational needs of children ages two and a half to seven. DKH strives to offer the highest quality preschool education in the area and promotes the philosophy of Dr. Arnold Gesell, as well as the theories of Jean Piaget and Maria Montessori, in order to develop the whole child intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially.
  • Experienced Staff

    Dedicated, Degreed & Experienced Teachers

    DKH’s staff is made up of experienced, degreed teachers who frequently attend seminars and workshops promoting excellence in the education of young children.  For over 30 years, Lewisville ISD and Denton ISD teachers have recognized DKH Academy students as classroom leaders in areas of overall readiness and academic excellence.

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  • NAEYC Accreditation

    National Association for the Education of Young Children

    Since 1985, NAEYC’s national accreditation system has set professional standards for early childhood education programs, allowing families to find high-quality programs for their children.  DKH Academy has been a NAEYC-accredited school since 2008.  

    Click here to read more about NAEYC’s 10 standards for early childhood programs.

  • Nature Explore

    DKH Academy was the 1st Certified Nature Explore Classroom in Texas and the 26th classroom with this designation in the United States
    • A beautiful natural cedar staircase leads through an arbor and onto a tree cookie landing, which signifies entrance into our unique outdoor learning space.
    • Different activity areas are clearly identified using different materials such as brick pavers, flagstone, slate, grass, pea gravel, sand, and engineered wood mulch.  This outdoor classroom contains 50 native post oak trees in addition to drought resistant, shade tolerant and hardy plants.
    • The Music and Movement area encourages self expression in movement and sounds. Materials including puppets, scarves, streamers, dress up clothes, cymbals, akambira, slap drums, shakers and a variety of culturally rich instruments are rotated on a weekly basis to offer variety to the children.
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