The NDECPTA connects local families through learning and play to
foster growth at home and in our community.


VP of Programs - Emily Kochalka

Join us the first Thursday of the month in Meaders Hall at Cochran Chapel United Methodist Church.  
All meetings include time to socialize with fellow members, light breakfast and coffee,
short business meeting and informative discussion.


Where are meetings held?
Cochran Chapel
United Methodist Church
*Note: Meetings are held in the Chapel building and Nursery is located in a separate building at the bottom of the hill 
(Apprx. 300 feet from the Chapel building)
9027 Midway Road, just south of Northwest Hwy.


When are the meetings?
Meetings are typically held on the 1st Thursday morning of each month, September through May.



Typical meeting agenda:
9:30a Coffee/Light Breakfast
10:00a Business Meeting
10:30a Speaker/Discussion
11:30a Conclusion

General Meeting Dates and Programs: 

September 6: All About Estate Planning with Lori Ashmore Peters, The Ashmore Law Firm, P.C.

October 4: How to Choose the Best School for Your Child with Dr. Eleanor Munson, PhD

November 1: Creating Confident Learners with Leighanne Scheuermann, WrittenandBound.com

**December 6: Holiday Gift Market

January 10: Workout Planning 101: Work Smarter, Not Harder with Brittani Rettig, Dallas GRIT Fitness and GritByBrit.com

**February 9 @ 7:30pm (Evening Speaker): Love Yourself: Creative Self-Care for Moms with Jill Allison Bryan, Creative Oasis Coaching

March 7: Summer Activities Fair 

April 4: Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun with Love and Logic with Amy Egan, Texas Parenting

May 2: End of the Year Brunch, Gift Market and Silent Auction 


** The December (Market) and February Meeting will be held in the evenings!

For more information on our programs, click here! 


Is there childcare available?
During our monthly meetings, a Nursery is available from 9:15a-11:45a for children 6 months of age and older. To utilize the nursery, reservations must be made online by noon on Monday prior to each meeting. We can not guarantee walkups will be accommodated.

Children under the age of 6 months are welcome to attend the meetings with you.

Fall Nursery:

The nursery for the September, October, and November General Meetings is at no additional cost to members.

Spring Nursery: 

The nursery for meetings in January, March, April, and May will be provided at no additional cost to members.


Snacks are provided to children 18 months and older, and a short program is planned for children 2 years and older.

If you have questions about our nursery, please email our Nursery Chair, Elisa Roby.

To make a nursery reservations, visit our Events page (member only access).


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