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DCPC PRESCHOOL

Find Us:  100 N. Main, Davidson NC 28036                             Phone:  704.892.5641

Mail:        P.O. Box 337, Davidson NC  28036                           Email:    KClark@dcpc.org

Registration Details

Our Program:

Play and Learn

At DCPC our curriculum embraces how children learn. Our focus is not on what they should know but rather play-based learning that focus on the individual child. The preschool classes at DCPC strive to be developmentally appropriate for eighteen months to five years.

Children in each age group have planned activities appropriate for their age, and are guided by teachers with experience in the classroom. Many of our teachers have degrees in education and all teachers have completed early childhood education in-service training. Our Preschool staff is knowledgeable on the latest child development research.

Open House

We will have Open House for the 2024-2025 school year on Feb. 7th in Lingle Chapel.

Preschool – Wednesday 2/7/24 at 10:00 am

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 2/7/24 at 11:00 for children that are 5 by 8/31/24.

Forms:

 

Fees:

Registration Information for the 2024-2025 Academic Year 

A $100 registration fee check and May 2025 tuition check along with the registration form must be submitted to complete the registration process.​​​

Registration Process

Registration Forms will be available in the DCPC Church Office, or on this website beginning Feb. 1st.  Our registration period runs through Feb. 1st-Feb. 9th.

  • Currently enrolled families will be charged a $100.00 registration fee through their Procare account when the registration form is submitted. Currently enrolled students are guaranteed a spot for the upcoming school year.  This fee is non-refundable.

  • New Family Fees include a $100.00 Registration Fee plus prepaid May 2025 tuition.  These fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Forms and checks may be mailed to:

DCPC Preschool
PO Box 337
Davidson, NC 28036

  • Please make sure you fill out the registration form completely.

  • Note class preference on the form – please distinguish your 1st and 2nd choice.

  • Everything will be done to coordinate sibling’s schedule. Please note on the form if you do not want schedules coordinated.

  • The week of March 1st you will be emailed notifying you of your child’s position in the program. This email will contain the remainder of the paperwork needed for fall enrollment.  If your child receives their second choice, they will automatically be placed on the waiting list for their first choice.

  • NEW FAMILIES: Remainder of paperwork is due by March 15, 2024.

  • RETURNING FAMILIES: Remainder of paperwork is due by March 15, 2024 and May 2025 tuition will be charged through their Procare account the beginning of May. If any families need financial assistance, please include the scholarship form located on our website with your registration.

  • Completed health forms for all children are due by March 22, 2024.

  • A Resource Fee of $50 is added to the child's tuition in Oct. 2024. 

  • Please take time to read the DCPC Weekday Preschool Registration Policy.

  • For more information contact our Director, Kristin Clark at Kclark@dcpc.org, 704-892.5641

Our Staff and Board

Staff

DCPC Preschool Committee

  • Lauren Clunie – Chairman

  • Liz Garry

  • Catherine Long

  • Wayne Utley

  • Kelsey McKillop

  • Kimberly Ross

  • Sarah Phillips

  • Kristin Clark – Staff

  • Jan Tevepaugh – Staff

  • Denise Binkley – Staff

  • Jennifer Slosson – Staff

  • Dr. John Ryan – Pastor

Staff

Our staff is comprised of Early Childhood Educators who are experienced in their field. These talented professionals have a special interest in children from birth to age five. The Educational Background at DCPC varies with a variety of different experiences including Master’s in Early Childhood Education, Child Development and Elementary Certification. The loving attitudes of our Preschool teachers and staff are reflected in their daily approach to each individual child.

  • The staff members participate in professional in-service training.

  • Criminal Background Screening

  • CPR, First Aid & Child Protection Policy

  • Safe Sanctuary, Fire Evacuations, Emergency Procedure

Kristin Clark
Director

Kristin has worked in early childhood education for over 27 years, 15 have been at DCPC. She attended Texas Tech University and after helped write & coordinate curriculum for many early childhood centers in Texas. Kristin loves DCPC because each child is celebrated for their unique gifts from God.

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Jan Tevepaugh
Assistant Director

Jan, a graduate of NC State University, has been a part of the development of children in various ways her entire career.  She began her long- time relationship with DCPC Preschool in 1987, first as a parent, then as a teacher in both the 3’s and 4’s, and currently as the Assistant Director.  She did step away for 5 years when her husband took an early retirement, but the joy of the children and this staff remained in her heart, and she couldn’t stay away.  Jan is a lifelong member of DCPC and during her 5 years away, she chaired DCPC’s Children’s Ministry Committee and served on the Preschool Board.

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Denise Binkley
Office Manager

Denise has worked at DCPC since 2002. She has also taught in various classrooms and is the current preschool office manager.  Denise loves being a part of DCPC where children are learning and growing and she in return learns from them.

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Marilyn Edmondson
Teacher

Marilyn has been in early childhood education for 30 years, nineteen of which have been at DCPC. You will find Marilyn at the Welcome Desk where she loves to greet students and families with a warm and friendly face each day.

Lee Kiley
Teacher

Lee earned a B.A. and M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education from Jacksonville University and has been at DCPC since 2009 as the TK teacher. Lee loves that the children and teachers share experiences and knowledge, to foster their love of learning, and to grow in Christ together.

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Clair Fitzgerald
Teacher

Clair moved to America 24 years ago from Leicester England and has worked in childhood education for the past 14 years. She loves working at DCPC with a great group of woman who love education and teaching children.

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Kim Nickell
Teacher

Kim Earned a B.S degree from Boston University in Elementary Education and has been a teacher for 36 years. Kim loves DCPC because she is part of a teaching community that cherishes, nurtures and challenges children.

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Faith Tighe
Teacher

Faith graduated from Bryant & Stratton College and has lived in the Charlotte area for 20 years.  She was a nanny for one family for a decade before she and her husband, Alan welcomed their own children, Davis and Catherine.  Faith has been a preschool teacher for the last 6 years in the Charlotte/Davidson area and has such a passion working with children.  Faith was grateful to join the DCPC family in 2018 because she loves teaching in an environment that is so nurturing and enriches each child’s spirit.

Megan May
Teacher

Megan earned a B.A. in French from Davidson College. She served on the preschool board while her three children were at the preschool and was thrilled to join the staff in 2019 once the youngest had graduated. Megan is blessed to be a part of a school that fosters exploration, a love of community, and the nurturing of individuals during the pivotal early childhood years.

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Pamela Ottati
Teacher

Pamela grew up in Virginia and attended college at VCU. She came to Davidson ten years ago and has taught preschool for 25 years. Pamela loves working at DCPC because of the supportive administration, the focus on what is best for preschoolers, and the joy of working with wonderful children.

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Marlea Akins
Teacher

Marlea attended St. Mary’s and UNCW.  She began substitute teaching in 2013 and teaching in 2014. Marlea loves the opportunity to watch the children thrive and grow every single day in such a nurturing and caring environment.

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Laura Shah
Teacher

Laura was a pastry chef for 17 years before becoming a stay at home mom. She started substitute teaching for DCPC in 2016 and began teaching full time in 2017. Laura loves working with the children who attend DCPC and enjoys the loving, play-based environment.

Keri Nolan
Teacher

Originally from New York, Keri has enjoyed expanding her professional development in early childhood. She worked in medical sales for 13 years before joining the DCPC family. Keri loves working at DCPC preschool because it is a magical place filled with love, learning, excitement and faith.

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Amanda Cooper
Teacher

Amanda moved from England to the United States 20 years ago after a career in accounting and teaching horseback riding. She assisted in a Kindergarten classroom where she discovered her love for teaching and has been teaching two year olds for nearly 15 years at DCPC.

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Jennifer Slosson
Teacher

Jennifer has a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and a MAT from the College of Charleston. She has been teaching at DCPC preschool since 2016. She loves working in an environment that encourages curiosity, exploration and social development through play based learning. 

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Elena Williams
Teacher

Elena studied Elementary Education at Jacksonville State University. She began as a substitute teacher and served on the preschool committee. Elena is now a staff teacher and enjoys working with small children where she can help foster self esteem through the play-based curriculum.

Whitney Storey
Teacher

Whitney earned her degree in Physical Education for elementary school children. She is delighted that she is with the little ones at the very start of their educational journey. She has been with DCPC for 7 years and enjoys inspiring children through music and art.

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Stacey Kontos
Teacher

Stacy is originally from PA and has lived Huntersville since 2004. She graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a BS in Business Management and a BA in Economics. After some time as a stay-at-home mom to her 3 children, she decided to work part time in early childhood. She has been in the world of preschool since 2013 and has loved every minute of it. She started as a sub at DCPC in 2018. 

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Alex Vassily
Teacher

Alex grew up in Huntersville and graduated from William A. Hough High School. Since graduation he has been nannying, interning at a music studio, and making his own music. Alex started as a substitute and joined one of our Preschool classes as a Resource Assistant by the end of the year. Early Childhood teaching has quickly became a dream job for Mr. V. He loves being able to see the children learn and grow throughout the year.

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Adriana Cadena
Teacher

Adriana is from Bogota, Columbia and has been teaching in our PreK-Program and 2’s Program for several years.  Mrs. Cadena started our Spanish Program for the entire preschool. Adriana has taught many of our students over the years and is looking forward to teaching them more Spanish! Adriana has a Master’s in Business.

Maggie Rogers
Teacher

Maggie has been nannying for families in the North Carolina area since she was 12 and received her degree from North Carolina State University. She taught at Myers Park Presbyterian Church in Charlotte for 4 years and upon moving to Cornelius and getting married, taught one year at Davidson United Methodist Church. After taking a year off to have a baby, she joined the DCPC Preschool staff.  She absolutely loves children and helping mold the minds of young ones gives her such joy. Seeing their little faces light up when they learn truly warms her heart.

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Christie Dickerson
Teacher

Christy moved to America about 4 years ago from Hong Kong, China. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. After graduating, she was a professional dancer and Chinese dance teacher, teaching dance for more than 15 years. Christy likes teaching and dancing with kids, and she is so excited to be a part of DCPC. Mrs. Dickerson enjoys teaching the students Mandarin. 

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Kimberly Ross
Teacher

Kimberly graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in chemical engineering. After moving to Davidson in 2017, she became a stay-at-home mom for her three children. In that time, she served on the Preschool Board as well as the chair of the Church’s Children’s Ministry committee. She also started substitute teaching. She is thrilled to join the Preschool staff and loves the opportunity to explore the world again, through little eyes, all while playing a key role in the children’s growth and development.

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Brittany Dodds
Teacher

Brittany received a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Smith College, and spent 7 years working as a licensed clinical social worker, primarily with children and families. Brittany and her husband Tyler share two children, and have treasured DCPC for its warm and loving atmosphere and dedication to children. 

Rachelle Myers
Teacher

Rachelle graduated with a B. A. in Communication Arts from Gannon University in 2001.   Her background was in educational software sales before becoming a mother of three children that have or currently attend the preschool.  She became a staff member 2018 and a board member in 2021 prior to joining the Pre-K science team this year. She has a passion for capturing each child’s hidden talents and embracing their individualized style of learning.

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Jennifer Smith
Teacher

Jennifer graduated from App State with a degree in special education and taught in CMS and Cabarrus County for 5 years before staying at home with her son. She has been a part of DCPC with for many years spending time helping her mum, Amanda Cooper, in the classroom when she was off school. She is so excited to officially be a part of the DCPC family and to continue working with children and getting to experience the joy and love they share. 

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Cassie Fincher
Teacher

Cassie lives in Kannapolis with her husband and two sons. She has spent the past 12 years as a nanny. Mrs. Fincher’s journey at DCPC began in 2017 as a substitute teacher while her oldest son enjoyed his start in the DCPC program. Caring for children has always felt like the purpose in her life. She love’s working in a faith-filled environment that allows children to grow and learn through play!

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Lauren Kruse
Teacher

Lauren earned a B. A. in English Literature from the University of South Florida. She has lived in Davidson since 2017 and is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. She started as a substitute teacher at DCPC in 2019 when her youngest daughter was in the TK Treehouse and has been a part of the DCPC family ever since. The community and love that surrounds the preschool is what makes this “job” a dream,

Ana Garcia
Teacher

Ana was born in Costa Rica but grew up in the Winston Salem area. She moved to Mooresville in 2010. She graduated from Mitchell Community College with an associate degree in early childhood education and is currently attending the University of North Carolina at Greensboro majoring in human development and family studies with a licensure in birth through K. She currently lives in Statesville with her husband and son, Samuel. She is a DCPC preschool parent as well as nanny for Jack and Tess. Ana loves working on behalf of children and families to ensure that all children and families receive the most rewarding experiences in the early years.

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Katie Parker
Teacher

Katie grew up in Nashville, TN and graduated from Cumberland University with a degree in psychology. Following college, she worked in early childhood education for a few years. She currently lives in Davidson with her husband and three boys, Henri , Teddy, and Sheppy. She is a DCPC preschool parent and church member. As a preschool teacher, she loves the opportunity to watch the children thrive and grow every single day in such a nurturing and caring environment.

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Beth Bechold
Teacher

I am a local, having grown up in nearby Concord.  I returned to the Lake Norman area 10 years ago to be near my family. I have a degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University and a Paralegal certificate.  I have worked in several areas.  Most recently I worked at Bank of America.  I discovered a passion for school readiness and early education serving with The Junior League of Charlotte.  I began subbing while my son was still in preschool at DCPC and found my calling teaching at this special place. 

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Bill Edmonson
Goodwill
Ambassador

Retired pharmacist and senior executive at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, Dr. William Edmondson or “Mr. Bill”, as he is fondly known, has served as DCPC’s crossing guard.  Currently as our Goodwill Ambassador, he can be seen at drop-off and pick-up cruising the outside of our church and spreading cheer. Ensuring the well-being of our children and parents is one of Mr. Bill’s greatest joys, along with seeing their smiles at his never-ending hat creations.

James Sides
Crossing Guard

James grew up in Virginia but spent many summers in the piedmont and mountains of North Carolina as his parents are from the state. Before he and his family moved to Davidson they lived in the upstate of South Carolina.

James is an avid sports and Star Wars fan. If he's not wearing one of his many Star Wars hats, he's probably supporting one of his alma maters, James Madison or Georgetown University. In his free time he enjoys cheering on Charlotte FC from the supporters section with five hundred of his best friends.

Prior to becoming a stay at home dad, James worked as a contractor for the Department of Homeland Security, and in the public health sector. Throughout his entire career he has worked to keep people safe and healthy, and enjoys carrying on Mr. Bill's work of keeping the children and parents of DCPC safe and happy as they arrive and leave school.

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