About the DACP
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.
Drayton offers classes for three age groups. Children must be of class age (2, 3, or 4 years old) by September 1st of the current year to be eligible for a class in their age group.
The 2 year old Parent/Tot Program is on Wednesday from 9:30am-11:00am (a parent stays with the child during school). The AM Class (3 year old) Program has classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 11:10am. The Pre-K (4 year old) Program has classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00am-11:30am.
The annual tuition for each class below is an estimate, as tuition is raised by 1-2% annually:
• Parent/Tot: $418
• AM Class (3-yr-old): $919.80
• Pre-K Class (4-yr-old): $1,476.76
Julie Fuller has been the head teacher at DACP since 1999. Prior to being the teacher here, she was a parent of the co-op (her two daughters went here) and a board member. And, a very l-o-n-g time ago, she was a student here!
Mrs. Fuller attended Western Michigan University and got her degree in Elementary Education and Theatre Education. After becoming a mom, she wanted to spend time with her kids and still work a bit, so she substitute taught in the Ferndale Public Schools for about 10 years. When the teaching job at Drayton became available, it was offered to her, and she’s been here ever since. Clearly, she loves kids!
She and her husband Dan have two daughters and a dog named Scout. When not teaching, Julie loves performing with community theaters and creating her own jewelry.
Mrs. Fuller’s favorite links:
- Mrs. Fuller’s playdough recipe
- Child Development…2s, 3s, and 4s – by Dana McMillan, Emily Bloch and Dawn Margolis
- Assessing the Development of Preschoolers – Lilian G. Katz
- Helping Your Child Learn Responsible Behavior
- Pressures in Preschool (PDF)
Rachel Wilson has been the assistant teacher for DACP since 2009. Just like Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Wilson also was a parent of the co-op (her two sons went here) and a former board member.
Mrs. Wilson attended Kellogg Community College and earned a Degree of Science in Communication Technologies and Production Graphics. She worked at local design studios until the birth of her first son and then decided to stay home to raise a family. While her sons were attending DACP, Mrs. Wilson realized that she loved watching children learn and grow as individuals and decided to make the switch from advertising to education. She has an Associates degree in Child Development and is pursuing a degree in Childhood Education.
She and her husband Justin have two sons. When not teaching, Mrs. Wilson enjoys scrapbooking and playing chess with her sons.