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


District Headlines

  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Remember that school physicals and up-to-date vaccinations are due BEFORE October 15th or your child will be excluded from school starting that day.  Please call me at 876-8941 if you have any questions.

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  • Crossing Healthcare (formerly CHIC) will be having a clinic for school physicals on Thursday October 8th, 13th, and 15th 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at their new location: 320 E. Central Ave.  This is a first come first served basis, so come early.  They urge any student that already has a physical appt to keep it, as these clinics may possibly have long wait times.

    The Macon County Health Department has walk-in vaccination clinics on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:30-11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM.  You may also call them at 423-6988 to make an appointment for vaccinations at a different time.


    Last Chance Physical on Saturday October 10th, 10:00 to 2:00 PM at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1177 W. Hickory Point Road.  The physicals are completely, 100% free.  

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    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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    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
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