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  • 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 have worked at the DCH Preschool for over 25 years!


Preschool Director

Jayma Thompson

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Jayma has worked at DCH Preschool since 2005, first serving in the classroom as a floating teacher, lead classroom teacher, and as the Kindergarten teacher for seven years, before moving into administrative roles. In July 2020 she was promoted to Preschool Program Coordinator and a year later to Assistant Preschool Director. Jayma became the Preschool Director in May 2022. She is excited to continue her longstanding relationship with the organization in this role!

Jayma grew up in Dedham, and lived in nearby West Roxbury with her husband for a few years before moving to her current hometown of Attleboro, MA. She received her associate degree in liberal studies and, in 2008, bachelor's degree in elementary education from Lasell College. Both of Jayma’s children have been students at the DCH Preschool. 

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Preschool Enrollment 2022/2023

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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