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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

Wendy Branconier

WENDY cropped Wendy Branconier joined DCH Preschool in January 2021 as the Preschool Director. Wendy received her M.A. in Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from Trident University. She also holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Wendy is passionate about ensuring a high-quality program that provides a safe and nurturing environment while focusing on the whole child. She has worked with preschool age children and toddlers for the past 15 years, working her way up from teacher to director. Wendy is originally from Rhode Island and spent 23 years traveling as a military spouse. She now resides in Massachusetts with her husband and three children. Her passion and commitment to children and families is what drew her to DCHP.

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Assistant Preschool Director

Jayma Thompson

JAYMA cropped 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. Jayma began working at DCH Preschool in 2005 and has served as a floating teacher, lead classroom teacher, and as the Kindergarten teacher for seven years. Both of Jayma’s children have been students at the DCH Preschool.  In July 2020 she was promoted to the new role of Preschool Program Coordinator and in June 2021 to Assistant Preschool Director. She is excited to continue her longstanding relationship with the organization in this role!

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Preschool Enrollment 2022/2023

Application for new families opens Tuesday, January 18 at 9am. (NOTE NEW DATE)

Preschool Enrollment

Summer 2022 Applications open March 15.

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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