Open Door Preschool students are culturally and socioeconomically diverse, coming from a variety of nations and speaking many different languages including Spanish, Rundi, Swahili, and Vietnamese. We affirm diversity and celebrate our differences! Through Open Door, families are resourced as they assimilate, gaining access to Grace United Methodist Church, the Agape Clinic, legal services, and a community of support.
Open Door Preschool nurtures their students by participating in weekly chapel services, Godly Play in the classroom and with patience, understanding, and guidance. All preschoolers need to learn the basics of education no matter where they were born. The curriculum is taught in a fun, playful manner - playing in centers to learn cooperation, sitting at desks to learn how to hold crayons and scissors to develop their fine motor skills, singing songs and dancing to develop their gross motor skills, sitting in circle time to hear stories and lessons so that they can learn language slowly and methodically.
If children are not exposed to the English language at an early age, young brains will not develop as needed to easily process certain English sounds. The Open Door Preschool has highly experienced and skilled bilingual teachers to help children learn English. With these skills, the children will be able to enter public school without a major language disadvantage.
The children at Open Door Preschool begin to learn the English language through hands on educational practice. Our teachers are constantly engaging the children in basic learning activities, and teach them English through visual and auditory learning practices.
Open Door Preschool has been a part of the East Dallas community for over forty years. We bring diverse students together, and serve children from a variety of countries including Mexico, Korea, Vietnam, Burundi, Japan, and China.