Education and loving care for children are a historic hallmark of Dilworth United Methodist Church and we are proud and honored to be home to three excellent schools. Our priority is that all of our children have the resources to learn and grow in a safe, caring and fun environment. We consider it a privilege to have the facility and resources to provide such a valuable ministry to our community.

Below please find more information about the highly accredited Dilworth Child Development Center, Dilworth Weekday School, and Speech Garden Institute.



Dilworth Child Development Center

Dilworth Child Development Center (DCDC) is a mission of Dilworth United Methodist Church and has been a pillar of high-quality child care in the community since 1978. DCDC is a 5 star rated facility that prides itself on developing the whole child: physical, cognitive, language, spiritual, social, and emotional growth.

Many teachers have been at DCDC for over 15 years and others have served with over 30 years of tenure. This longevity helps us maintain the child-centered culture and mission. DCDC believes children learn best through varied experiences offered throughout the day. Play-based learning is achieved by intentional experiences and language prompted by our knowledgeable and creative teachers.

By the age of three, 80% of a child’s brain development has taken place and by the age of five, it is 90% of brain development. This is a critical time of growth and it is an honor to partner with families in their child’s learning and growth in all areas of development.

DCDC will not be offering a school-age summer camp during Summer 2022.

For more information contact Dilworth Child Development Center at

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Dilworth Weekday School

The Dilworth Weekday School (DWS) is a half-day preschool program, serving children ages 2 to 5 years old. The program runs Monday-Friday and has several schedule choices for children. We operate on a September through May calendar and school hours are 9:00-12:30 PM for all classes except for TK which is from 9 - 1 PM. Eligibility in our program is based on the child's age on August 31st.

School Hours: 9 AM-12:30 PM
Office Hours: 8:30 AM-2:00 PM
Director: Lee Anna Clark
Phone: 704.333.4173 x191

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    Speech Garden

    The Speech Garden Institute Sensory & Communication Preschool is designed to serve children with cognitive skills in the average to above-average range who have moderate to severe speech and/or language delays.

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