Growing and developing children since 1979
DKH Academy, established in 1979, is a private school serving the educational needs of children ages eighteen months through Kindergarten. 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.
As the only school in Denton County accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), our priority is in providing differentiated child-centered, play based instruction while building on each child’s strength and voice to make learning fun both indoors and out! Playing outdoors brings children to life, and each day our children engage in inquiry on our certified Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom, the first in Texas! Additionally, DKH Academy provides enrichment programs including Fine arts, Spanish Immersion, Kid Fit, Guided Reading, community programs, field trips and more to deepen the learning and provide a well-rounded education for our students as they grow.
We cherish the opportunity to partner with you in fostering the growth and development of your child while in our care and through frequent communication throughout their years at DKH. It truly is a family!
Nancy Parra Owner/Director
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What are the educator requirements?All educators at DKH Academy possess a passion for early childhood education and a heart for children. Beyond that, every preschool teacher through kindergarten has earned a four-year degree in higher education, most are teacher certified or have a degree in an applicable field pertaining to child development or education. Continuing education is a yearly focus and requirement to ensure best practices and innovative approaches in the classroom.
What security measures are in place at DKH Academy?DKH Academy continuously invests in campus security, with ongoing attention to staff training and support from our local Police Department. Measures include monitored video surveillance, robust security doors, badge access at all entry points with intercoms at primary entrances, campus paging, phones in every classroom, lockable classroom doors and safe arrival and dismissal processes add to your peace of mind when choosing DKH as your child’s school.
How can parents get involved in their child’s school experience?DKH Parent Teacher Organization is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage family engagement by offering many volunteer opportunities throughout the school year, while providing financial support to maintain our high standards across all areas of providing the best early childhood education.