Welcome to Drayton Avenue Cooperative Preschool

Welcome to Drayton Avenue Cooperative Preschool

DACP offers a developmental, play-based preschool program for children ages 2, 3 and 4. We are a state licensed, non-denominational and non-discriminatory school.

But we are much more than that.

Enroll your child at Drayton, and you have an active role in shaping your child’s first school experience. You’ll work in the classroom alongside the teacher and see your child’s social and academic development first-hand. You will also become part of a community of parents sharing the experience of running the preschool together.

~ What Parents are Saying ~

I don’t know how I did it all before Drayton. Not only are the teachers fantastic but the lasting friendships I have made with the families are unbelievable.

– Keely S.

All three of my kids have attended Drayton. It has been more than a great school to us. It’s been a way to connect with the local community.

– Seth K.

What is a cooperative preschool?

What is a cooperative preschool?

A cooperative preschool is owned and operated by parents. Parents work in the classroom alongside the teacher and children, and an Executive Board of parents elected by co-op members oversees the day-to-day operation of the preschool. Being a co-op also allows us to keep our tuition low while offering a unique, high quality program. DACP is a member of the Greater Detroit Co-Operative Nursery Council, Inc. (GDCNC)

What is a play-based curriculum?

What is a play-based curriculum?

Play is children’s ‘work’. It’s how they discover and learn about the world. We offer children a variety of developmentally appropriate activities each day, encouraging independence and creativity. In this way, the child learns to make decisions, think critically, and becomes self-reliant. By following a program that allows children the opportunity to make choices and think independently in a developmentally appropriate setting, we equip them with valuable skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
Click Here to read a CNN.com article about play-based curricula (or download the pdf).