Denton City County Day School provides quality, affordable childcare to families in Denton County. Our mission is to provide quality pre-kindergarten education and loving care to children ages 18 months through 5 years. Our vision is that all DCCDS children will enter kindergarten with the social and academic skills to be successful in every way.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday from 6:30am-6pm; closed Saturday-Sunday. Facility tours are available! Call or Email us to schedule your tour!

Our History

Denton City County Day School began in 1952 when Ms. Kathleen Tobin Henderson realized the community was in need of a low-income childcare facility. Originally named Denton City County Day Nursery, it was operated by volunteers and members of the First UnitedMethodist Church.

When a house on Hickory Street was deemed unfit for a childcare facility, the First United Methodist Church offered DCCDS’ current facilities to the nursery. The North Texas Conference of the Methodist Church deeded property on Paisley Street to the nursery as long as the property remained a nonprofit childcare center.

Organizational Goals

Denton City County Day School (DCCDS) is a nonprofit preschool serving a multicultural community since 1952. Our school recognizes the uniqueness of each child and provides positive encouragement for the child’s continued growth. The fundamental reason for the kind of developmentally appropriate, child-centered, experiential learning is to enable our children to think critically, work cooperatively, and solve problems creatively. Our curriculum encourages children to develop a healthy and positive self-concept through individualized instruction. Our school environment offers children hands on learning experiences for more abstract concept development and opportunities for creative learning. This allows children to make sense of what they are learning and to connect or integrate their knowledge in ways that lead to rich conceptual development.