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About DCA


Instilling A Love of Learning

DeSoto Children’s Academy is an early learning center located in DeSoto, Texas. We service young scholars aged eighteen months to school age (12 years). We focus on inquiry-based teaching strategies, literacy, and challenging students to meet and exceed their potential.


We present information and challenge our little scholars through questioning to fully explore concepts. This creates an environment for them to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Because there is no curriculum that could fully cover Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines and Kindergarten TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills), DeSoto Children’s Academy instead creates learning targets based on assessed knowledge to get scholars to kindergarten readiness. Students learn on a more individualized basis and the lessons coincide with age-appropriate themes.


Message From Our Director

My name is Raegan Francis, M.Ed. I am honored to be the owner and director of DeSoto Children’s Academy.


DeSoto Children’s Academy was founded on the principle of putting your child’s future first. We continue to strive for excellence in early education. Our school serves as your child’s foundation for education. We stress family engagement so that your child will feel a sense of comfort while in our care.


We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our school family!

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela

Our Mission & Vision

Desoto Children's Academy was founded on the belief that within each child are unique qualities essential to the future of their generation. Rather than training children to fit a mold that meets our expectations, we believe it is our purpose to nurture their individuality, providing the tools they need to succeed, and acting as guides honored to accompany them on their individual journeys.

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DCA's Curriculum

At DCA, we enjoy learning lessons through experimentation and exploration. We encourage enthusiasm, responsibility and moral principles of kindness and respect for others. We offer many tools, toys, books and computers to aid in your child's progress

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Schedule A Tour

Schedule a tour of DCA online.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.

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