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Preschool Staff

 

  • Each teacher is carefully selected for his/her educational background, teaching experience and sensitivity to the individual needs of the young child.

  • Each teacher has at minimum, a degree/credential in child development or a related field and is responsible for the curriculum planning and development of the classroom program, following the school’s philosophy and based on the developmental needs of the children.

  • All DCH Preschool staff members are subject to a CORI and SORI through the state of Massachusetts prior to beginning employment.

  • We celebrate the longevity of our staff with some members of our staff having worked at the DCH Preschool for over 25 years!

 

Preschool Director

Katrina Tober

Katrina A. Tober grew up in the Midwest but her family roots are here in Dedham. She received her B.A. in History from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1994. She moved to the Boston area after college to pursue a career in teaching and received her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University. Katrina had over 17 years of experience teaching and directing in preschools in Belmont, Brookline and Weston, as well as in Providence, Rhode Island before joining DCH in June 2013. She also serves on the board of a nonprofit day camp located on the coast of Maine. Katrina and her husband Ben live in Dedham with their son. She is thrilled to be the Director at the Dedham Community House Preschool!

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Preschool Assistant Director

Jeanne Akasten

Jeanne grew up in Auburn, Massachusetts and has lived in the Boston area since graduating from college. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Framingham State University. After 10 years in retail management, Jeanne decided to follow her dream of becoming a teacher and returned to school. She received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University in 1999. Jeanne spent 13 years as Assistant Director/Lead Teacher at a preschool in Cambridge, MA before joining DCH in July 2013.

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Preschool News

The DCH Preschool is seeking candidates to fill two (2) Full Time Preschool Teacher positions.  For more information please check out the job posting on the front page or e-mail Katrina Tober, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Enrollment for school year 2017/2018 is now CLOSED with the exception of the kindergarten class. For kindergarten enrollment (children must be 4 by Jan 2017), please call 781-329-4841.


Preschool Summer Program registration is now underway! Click HERE to register online.

Contact Us

DCH Preschool

70 Bullard Street

Dedham, MA 02026

Phone: (781) 329-4841 

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671 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Phone: (781) 329-5740

Preschool: (781) 329-4841