early childhood programs

Let the learning begin! ParishEXTEND's Early Childhood Programs are a place for young children (ages 4 months to 3 years) to begin to explore and expand their curious minds through play and music classes geared towards developing minds.

These classes are offered during the day and are a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to participate in their child's early learning.

Register for Beeboppers and Jitterbugs, early childhood music programs or PlayWisely today!



The Spring 2017 PlayWisely class schedule can be found here.

Register for Spring 2017 PlayWisely here.

Parish Episcopal School is excited to have PlayWisely® as a part of our EXTEND class offerings. PlayWisely's Developmental Wellness curriculum is designed to optimize each child’s natural developmental potential for learning and movement ability. PlayWisely's innovative card system develops attention, recognition, memory and language skills exercising essential school readiness skills. Physical activities focus on developing visual motor, gross motor, balance and strength ability laying key foundations for future fitness and athletic ability.
Each class is 30 minutes per week and parents participate with their child to optimize the learning experience. Classes are offered for the five age groups below:

  • Babies 1 (4 -8 months)
  • Babies 2 (8-12 months)
  • Toddler 1 (12 – 18 months)
  • Toddler 2 (18 – 30 months) and
  • Toddler 3 (30 – 42 months)

PlayWisely classes will be held on the Hillcrest campus located at: 14115 Hillcrest Road, Dallas, TX 75254.

If you have any questions about PlayWisely at Parish please contact Nancy Powers, Director of EXTEND Administration and Logistics npowers@parishepiscopal.org

Group Music


Ages: 2 years old (+ parent/caregiver)

This class provides children with the opportunity to be immersed in a musical world, in a group setting.  This class nurtures creativity and teaches students how to share, take turns and work with others.  Introduction to early music fundamentals includes practicing listening skills, rhythm using percussion, singing songs, movement, and musical crafts and games.

  • Dates: Tuesdays - January 10 - May 16, 2017
  • No Class:  March 14
  • Times: 9:30-10:00 a.m.
  • Location: Hillcrest Campus
  • Cost: $180


Ages: 3 years old (+ parent/caregiver)

This program aims to develop early music fundamentals. Children will be exposed to pitch through a structured PreK vocal program, music coupled with movement, rhythmic awareness using percussion instruments, the correlation of sounds, listening skills through music appreciation, and elementary notation and rhythmic reading and writing.  Additionally children will improve their social and verbal interaction, discipline, control and concentration.

  • Dates: Tuesdays - January 10 - May 16, 2017
  • No Class:  March 14
  • Times: 10:00-10:45 a.m. 
  • Location: Hillcrest Campus
  • Cost: $220

Register for Jitterbugs or Beeboppers here.


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