Monday – Friday: 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Tours of the facility are offered daily from 9-11:30 AM and 2:30-5:00 PM.


Denton City County Day School (DCCDS) is a non-profit, full day childcare center that was founded in 1952 and has been in operation for over 60 years. The property was deeded to DCCDS by the First United Methodist Church on the condition that the facility be used only as a non-profit childcare center.

Our Day

DCCDS is a small preschool. We have 4 classrooms where children are divided by age. The school serves up to 80 children ages 2-5. Each classroom is designed to be developmentally appropriate with lots of games, toys, books, and all kinds of other fun activities. BeingĀ  a small center, we are able to provide a more individualized approach to our day. DCCDS is part of the federal food program and offers breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack to each child enrolled in our program at no additional cost to parents. The school features a coded entry door, finger print check in/out system, and qualified CPR certified staff for your child’s safety.


We believe that education is one of the best ways to help our children prepare for the future. In order to offer your child an age appropriate, hands-on learning environment, we have implemented a unique rotation curriculum. Children spend the morning traveling to different rooms focusing on subjects such as math, science, music, art, circle time, fine motors skills, and physical education. This ensures that all children are receiving the best from each of our teachers, while remaining engaged and excited about learning. There is nothing that we find more rewarding than children being active and excited about learning.

Playgrounds and Gym

DCCDS believes that children should spend a lot of time playing. We have 2 excellent playgrounds with lots of space and age appropriate equipment to run, jump, climb, explore, and have fun being a kid. We strive to give each child a minimum of 60 minutes of outside play time each day (weather permitting).

Our largest playground was replaced in 2013, while the smaller playground received new equipment and upgrades. Each playground has plenty of covered sidewalk space to ensure shade while working with chalk, bubbles, and playing games.

When we are unable to go outside, we are fortunate to have an indoor gym. This space allows us to plan large motor activities regardless of the weather.

Parental Involvement

The most important people in a child’s life are their parents. We host one monthly event that parents are invited to attend, and we encourage parents to attend several activities throughout the year. Children perform in a small winter program each December, and we hold a graduation ceremony for children heading to kindergarten each May. Children love to know that their parents are part of their school too.