Welcome

Pershing Early Learning Center is an educational environment designed to meet the needs of our youngest learners and their families.  We encourage learning for the child through explorational play, expanding personal experiences, and providing students with a literacy rich environment.  By working together with parents, we are able to provide many DPS children with a successful preschool experience which meets their needs and prepares them for Kindergarten. 

Mr. Jason Wallace
, Principal

Headlines

District Headlines

  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Summer Camps - The Window Program!

    Space is limited, so act now to secure your child a spot this summer in one of the Window Programs.These programs are full of exciting hands-on and student-led activities offered exclusively in Decatur Public Schools.

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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  • Connect with DPS!

    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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Announcements

  • PRESCHOOL SCREENING
    if your child will be 3 on or before September 1st call today for a screening appointment to see if your child is eligible to attend Pershing next year. 876-8327
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  • PLAY GROUPS AVAILABLE:
    Join us for parent-child activities, all children 0-5 are welcome - parent or caregiver must attend with the child.
     
    Pershing Early Learning Center
    2912 N. University
    Tuesdays 10:00-11:30
    Thursdays 1:30-3:00
     
    Wabash Crossing
    621 E. Leafland
    Wednesdays 10:00-11:30
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