The NDECPTA connects local families through learning and play to
foster growth at home and in our community.
As an accredited member of the Texas PTA, we join in their mission to make every child’s potential a reality. The NDECPTA does this by connecting local families through learning and play to foster growth at home and in our community.
Since I joined the NDECPTA 3 years ago, I’ve most enjoyed connecting with other families. It is nice to run into other families when we are out and about. We are 200+ members strong, so you’re likely to find a friend who can offer a smile, support, or advice when you need it, whether it be at the park, Chick Fil A, or the grocery store.
We also work to strengthen our greater Dallas community. Through the generosity of our members, we serve breakfast to the women and children of Genesis Women’s Shelter; we fill children’s Christmas wish cards for Community Partners of Dallas; we donate items to Avance, Community Partners of Dallas, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, North Dallas Shared Ministries, and also continue our tradition of supporting the Dallas Public Libraries. We have now furnished two apartments for refugees through the International Rescue Center. We volunteer hands on service time while also teaching our children of the value of giving back through “Mommy & Me” service events.
Monthly meetings and evening seminars are the crux of our organization. We welcome experts on a wide variety of topics: discipline, nutrition, home organization, and more. While I still question my parenting decisions almost daily, our speakers help me feel more prepared for the curves my children throw my way. And when my kids really stump me, I have a great network to turn to – just by posting a question to our members-only Facebook page.
Young children learn through play, so we do a lot of it! We arrange age-specific playgroups, as well as monthly Morning Coffees and Afternoon BYOBs for all members. Of course, mom and dad get to have fun too, through our Moms’ Nights Out, Couples' Nights Out, Couples’ Parties and other networking events. Check our calendar of upcoming events, and come play with us!
We are growing – literally! Over 30 of our families welcomed a new baby last year. But we’re also growing by engaging and empowering our families as they weather those often-challenging early childhood years, becoming better parents – and people – in the process.
I hope that you’ll consider connecting, learning, playing and growing with us! As these moms have discovered, the more you get involved, the more you – and your children – will benefit!
Finally, please help me in thanking the wonderful sponsors who support our organization, and don’t forget to mention us when you patronize their businesses.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions about the NDECPTA; we truly value our members and their input. I look forward to meeting you and your family soon!