News and Announcements

January 20, 2020
February Happenings

DCCI will be collecting canned food and toiletries during the month of February for our Community Service Project. Please consider bringing in some items before the end of the month. TB/HB/KB/PB's will have a visit from Ambler Dental Pediatrics Dental Health on February 5th. To help celebrate Valentine's Day, we will have our annual Sweetheart Dance DJ Party on February 12th at 10a in the gym. The kids will also partake in classroom Valentine's Day Class Parties on Thursday, February 13th. We all wear red on February 14th to celebrate Valentine's Day! Abington Schools will enjoy a four-day weekend for the President's Day Holiday, February 14-February 17th. The kids will enjoy a visit by Roslyn Library on Friday the 21st for Story Time. We will be having Donut Day on February 25th to help celebrate Fat Tuesday. Lastly, the center will have a Polar Bear Day on the 27th. We have a lot in story for the month of February. To download the calendar of events, please visit our Events Page.

November 26, 2019
December Happenings

Thanksgiving Holidays - We will be closed on Thursday, November 28th & 29th for Thanksgiving!


Parent/Teacher Conferences – Conferences for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers will be held during the week of December 2nd.  Please look for the sign-up sheet in each classroom.  A Family Conference Report will be sent home prior to your conference.  A Parent Conference Worksheet will also be attached.  Please complete this and bring both with you to your conference.


Holiday Shop* - Every year we open a Holiday Shop where the children (Gummi Bears to School-Age) can shop for presents for their loved ones.  Our Annual Holiday Shop will be open on December 10, 11, & 12.  Each class will be assigned a specific day to visit the shop.  An envelope has been sent home with information regarding this shopping experience.  Included is a shopping list to be completed if you want your child to participate.  These are due back before your child’s scheduled day.  If your child doesn’t normally attend on their assigned day, we will bring them to shop on a different day.  School agers get the chance to shop after school.  How does this work, you might ask?  We transform a classroom into a store where groups of children walk around with their “personal shopper” looking for presents to buy for the people on their shopping list.  We are in need of many volunteers between the hours of 9-11 on those days.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. sign up to volunteer their time and skills to help children shop and wrap their presents.  Items cost anywhere from $1.00 to $5.00.  More information will follow.   *This is an activity in which some families/children choose not to participate. 


Fundraising Information:  

Yankee Candle Orders have been delivered.  If you want to purchase more, you still can order online at using our Group # 990043445 until January 8, 2020.

Holmesburg Bakery Pies and Donuts will be delivered on Wednesday, November 27th.  They will be in the classroom to the left as you enter the building.  (Set up by classroom name)  Reminders will be sent out.


October 25, 2019
November Happenings at the Center

We say goodbye to October with our annual Halloween Party and Parade on October 30th (see Events for details) and kick off November with our Angel Tags program. We are not having our bake sale on 11/5 as originally planned. Please keep in mind that 11/5 is Election Day - this means increased traffic in the Center's parking lot...please use extreme caution when dropping off and picking up. Our Holmesburg Bakery Orders are Due on 11/8 and the Holmesburg Bakery Orders are delivered at Noon on 11/27, just in time for Thanksgiving. The Center will be CLOSED on 11/28 and 11/29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy for time with your family and friends! For a complete listing of October and November activities, please visit our Events page.

November by Margaret Morgan

Now it is November,

Trees are nearly bare:

Red and gold and brown leaves

Scatter everywhere.

Dark now, are the mornings

Cold and frosty too;

Damp and misty evenings

Chill us through and through.

Busy are all creatures,

Winter food to hide;

Nests to make all cozy

Warm and safe inside.

September 30, 2019
October Happenings

The kids are kicking off October with baking cookies for the cookie bake this week. The center will have Fire Prevention week the following week with a visit from the Fire Co. on Monday, October 14th. The kids will be picking pumpkins at our pumpkin patch in the field on October 16th. All families will need to update their emergency contact forms the week of October 21st. Our annual Halloween Party/Halloween Parade will be held on October 30th and ALL parents are welcome to attend! Check out the rest of the events by viewing or downloading our calendar. The calendar is available on our Events page.

August 22, 2019
Fall is quickly approaching!

Our Summer Camp comes to an end on Friday, August 23rd. Our campers have kept us busy with trips to Dorney Park, Funplex, Movies and more. It has been a blast for us and we hope our campers had as much fun! 

Preschool starts on September 3rd and the kids move to their new rooms. Our full calendar of events from September is available on our Events page.

Thank you to everyone for voting us Best Daycare for Best of Glenside 2019! 


May 29, 2019
Summer Happenings

Lots of happenings at the Center this June/July/August. Our Pre-K Graduation ceremony is on June 7th at 11am in our Gym. Summer Camp starts on June 17th. Summer Campers will enjoy trips to Clementon Park & Splash World, Funplex, Dorney Park, Movie Tavern, Lake Nockamixon and more. We are packing the summer with Camp Art Club; LEGO Club; Cool Cooking and more. Our annual Carnival will be on July 9th; the Amazing Race is on July 25th and our College Day is on August 1st. Campers, weather permitting, will enjoy swimming at Penbryn Pool on Wednesday's and Friday's. Kids will be able to cool down during various water play days at the center as well. We will also be having a Harry Potter Week from August 12th-15th. So many activities happening this summer. For a complete list, check out our month calendars on our Events page.

May 2, 2019
May Happenings

Lots of goodies in store for the kids this month! We conclude the first week of May with Favorite Hat Day (and who doesn't like to show off their favorite hat!) The kids will Move & Groove with a Mexican Progam on May 8th, have a visit by Perritt Labs on the 15th and on the 17th, the kids will have a special treat by Bella with the Abington Police Department's K9 Unit. The center is closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. For all of our Summer Campers - we will need the camp trip form and lunch slips by June 1st.

March 31, 2019
April Happenings

April is gearing up to be a busy month. We are launching the One Book, Every Child program with Barnyard Banter Not a Box Story Activity. We will be having a FAMILY project for everyone complete with a Family Friday on April 26th. Pur Annual Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt happens on the 18th of April. We'll also have Take Our Children to Work Day on the 25th of April plus so much more. Check out the Calendar of Events on our Events page.

September 27, 2018
Fall is in the Air!

Happy Fall! The leaves will start to change their colors, the air will soon be crisp and it will soon be time to greet the Trick or Treaters at our doors. Lots of activities are planned for October and November for kids and parents. We start off October with our Parent Night on October 2nd in our cafeteria. We have bake sales and a visit planned from our local fire station plus a trip to Shadybrook Farms as well our Pumpkin Patch. We cap off October with our annual Halloween Party (parents are welcome) and our Halloween Parade, both  are on the 24th. We may lose an hour due to Daylight Savings but we will "spring" into November with our Holmesburg Bakery fundraiser. Plus with the Holiday's approaching, we will have our "Angel" tags available for you to take. We will also be sending out our Holiday Shopping Letter and Envelope for your little ones to do their holiday shopping. The center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (11/22) and Black Friday (11/23) for the holiday. To see whatelse is in store for your kiddos, please check out our monthly calendars on our Events Page.

August 11, 2018
Changes are around the corner

Change. Some dread it; other embrace it. Our kids may be a little reluctant to head back to school after having their summer break. There are losts of resources available online to help you get your kids ready for the transition from summer mode into school mode. A few tips to help get the kids into back to school mode include, getting the kids on a school time sleep schedule two-weeks prior too the start of school; give your kids activities they can do after school to keep them busy; shift their brains from summer mode into scholar mode by visiting some cultural attractions (Philly has a lot of those); reacquaint your kids with the calendar schedule they'll use to manage their activities; consider downloading helpful assignment apps like iHomework or MyHomeWork to help keep your kids organized; etc, etc, etc but most importantly take a BREATH!

Our Preschoolers will transition into their new classrooms on September 4th, the same day Cooper Beech starts. Abington School District will be closed on September 10th and 11th for Rosh Hashanah as well as September 19th for Yom Kippur; DCCI, however, will remain open. For a full list of our September events, click here.

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June 12, 2018
Summer Happenings

Cooper Beech's last day is quickly approaching and Summer will be in full-swing before we know it. Check out our events page to see what we have in store for summer campers and day care participants. Lots going on!

March 30, 2018
April Happenings

You know what they say, April Showers Bring May Flowers...well in our case, we will be showering the kids with lots of fun activities during the month of April. We kick off One Book, Every Child with My Cousin Momo story activities. The teachers will teach the kids about Stranger Danger in their classrooms on 4/3/18. The TB, HB, KB and PB's go on a field trip to the Camden Aquarium. The kids will enjoy lots of activities during the Week of the Young Child week and the list goes on. To check out all the events, check our calendar by clicking here.

February 1, 2018
2018 February Events

Look for important information about Kindergarten and Summer Camp Registration.

A few reminders for the coming week(s):

Tuesday is our Bake Sale sponsored by the Koala and Fozzie Bear families and staff.  Please show your support and check out the yummy items available for purchase.  Be the hit of the office and bring in something to share!

The Canned Food Drive runs for the month of February.  The food pantry is looking for toiletry supplies as well:  4 pack of toilet paper, deodorant, wipes, toothpaste, tooth brush, hair brush, combs, individual rolls of paper towels, etc.  Donations can be placed in any of the boxes outside the classrooms or offices.

Our Annual Sweetheart Dance is coming up on Wednesday, February 14th.  It starts at 10 AM in the gym.  Family members and friends are welcome to attend.  Formal wear is acceptable!  So is anything red, pink, purple, or white.  Of course, everyday play attire works just as well:)

Our March calendar is also available on our Events page for your reference and review. Click here, to access the Events page.

December 21, 2017
January 2018 Calendar of Events

Before we kick off 2018, we want to remind everyone that the will close at 2:30 p.m. on December 22nd and December 29th. In addition the center will also be closed on December 25th and January 1st for Christmas and New Year's Day. Our January calendar of events has been added to our Events page of the Website. In January the GB's will start participating in Gym and Music. Those days are noted on our calendar. We are always collecting used ink cartridges and box tops: if you have any, please feel free to bring them in. As always, should there be a closure due to the weather, please check our facebook page and our Website along with 6ABC, NBC10 and FOX29. 

November 19, 2017
December Calendar of Events

December events are listed on our Events page. Click here, to view a detailed list of events. Holiday Shopping Envelopes are due on December 1st. Salvation Army Toys/Angel Tags are due on December 5th. Volunteers are needed to help in the Holiday Gift Shop on December 11th, 12th and 13th. If you can help, see your child's teacher or any staffer at DCCI. Our annual Brunch with Santa will be held on December 21st. The center will close at 2:30 p.m. on December 22nd and December 29th. The center will also be closed on December 25th and January 1st for Christmas and New Year's Day. 


 We had a great time at the pumpkin patch, both at Freddy Hill and in our own patch out back. 

Parents need to update their child's Emergency Contact forms this week.

Parent conferences are going well.

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