At Providence, we concentrate on an active and fun learning readiness program. Through the use of creative teaching strategies, we prepare children to enter kindergarten, and have a fulfilling, successful academic career.
Our curriculum engages children in every aspect of human growth and development. We work on cognitive and physical as well as the social development of the child. Learning begins very early for all children. Our program centers on reading, writing, language development, math, and science.
Dunkin Academy Preschools were founded in 1982 by Jim and Connie Dunkin. It was the Dunkins' passion and desire to share the love of Christ with children and families, and in doing so, to create a learning environment for children that truly prepared them for elementary school and their future academic careers.
Jim Dunkin was the first director at the original Dunkin Academy location. Mr. Dunkin received his Bachelor of Arts in History and his teaching certificate in Secondary Education, specializing in History, Sociology, and Earth Sciences with graduate work in Early Childhood Education from the University of Memphis and the University of North Texas. His wife, Connie Dunkin, received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Texas Woman’s University and holds teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Special Education and Elementary Education. The passion and educational expertise the Dunkin's brought to the table led Dunkin Academy to be the premier early childhood educational institution in the East Dallas area.
Dunkin Academy has been serving children and families for 39 years and we plan to continue for many years to come. The Dunkin's have however, decided to go in a new direction. Jim and Connie Dunkin are beginning to start their retirement and will be passing the business to their children, John Brian and Sarah. John Brian will continue business under the name Dunkin Academy and Sarah has chosen to rename this location Providence because of its meaning, "the protective care of God", thus going forward as Providence Learning Center, a Dunkin Academy. The curriculum and dedication to providing excellent service will remain the same. As Providence Learning Center we look forward to continuing to care for your children and to assist you as parents in anyway that we can.
Sarah began working for her parents as a teenager. Her passion for young children and their education grew throughout the years. Sarah attended The University of
Mary-Hardin Baylor and Oklahoma State University, where she studied Mass Communications and Studio Art.