Amazing kids deserve amazing opportunities.

For children ages 18 to 35 months, our Children’s Day Out teachers lovingly introduce children to what may be their first school experience.
Preschool is such a fun time of learning new things and making new friends. CRCDS has an excellent preschool, with loving, gifted teachers and a plan to get your child growing and learning.
Our Kindergarten is second to none, and will give your child the attention he or she needs to be ready for 1st Grade.

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Local moms recommend, love and have suggested us within the Plano Moms Facebook groups.

Voted Best of Plano 2021
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Our family has had three sons attend Custer Road Christian Day School since 2003.

And we are currently enrolled in the program for the upcoming year. We find the CDO and preschool programs to be our choice because of the wonderfully unique, loving nature of the teachers and staff, the learning environment for the children (rotating through Spanish, computer and music) balanced with the chapel time and academic readiness as they move closer to kindergarten years ahead. We couldn’t be more pleased and our testament of enrolling for the last 10 years says it all!

Anna and Patrick Squire

Our children truly learn and grow at Custer Road Christian Day School

because of the great teachers and staff and all the offerings of the preschool. It is a joy to watch our children learn in creative ways and come home singing new songs every day. It is heartwarming to see how much each child means to the teachers; they really are the best!

Michelle Crawford

We love CRCDS!

My son enjoys going to school and has learned so much already. This is his first school experience and we couldn't have asked for a better transition. The teachers are very kind and comforting. I love the daily emails we receive from the teachers about what they learned that day. This makes it much easier as a parent to extend his learning at home by asking him specific questions. We look forward to registering for next year!

Elizabeth Lincoln Scarborough, via Facebook

My 4 year old attends CRCDS 2 days a week and loves it so much, he asks to go every day…even on the weekends.

My youngest is 6 months and I can't wait for her to be able to go. The curriculum and activities really encourage every aspect of development. As an Occupational Therapist who used to work in early childhood intervention, this is very important to me. Most importantly, they do it through play, as it should be done! They use Handwriting Without Tears which focuses on building fine motor skills and sequential stroke development, which is fundamental to efficient handwriting. PISD teachers helped write their curriculum (my best friend is friends with one of the developers). We will actually be attending private kindergarten here. Above all, the love the teachers have for the children exudes.

I also really appreciate the level of communication from teachers and staff, which is ever important with today's Covid protocols, since parents cannot enter the building. I'm never left wondering what went on throughout the day, like I have with schools in the past. The details from their day, including STEM & music (sent thru an app), also help prompt me to ask open-ended questions about his day, which is great for memory/recall and just helps me feel so connected. Can't say enough good things!

Kasey Pool, via Facebook

We’ve sent our children to CRCDS since 2012, and I can’t say enough good things about this school.

The teachers are incredible, there's a wonderful balance between learning and fun, and you can feel the genuine love the staff has for the students. When my oldest started in the public schools, he was more than prepared, and I attribute that to the amazing education he received at CRCDS.

Heidi Olson Chandler, via Facebook

We initially chose Custer Road Christian Day School as a preschool for our oldest because Custer Road UMC is where we go to church and we thought he would be most comfortable there. But, we have stayed now for over six years with the rest of our children because we found it to be a loving place where our kids thrived and found their own independence. The teachers and staff are caring and truly have a passion for working with young children and it shows every day with their smiles and hugs.

Carmen Levin

I chose Custer Road Christian Day School because of the amazing teachers and staff.

I know when I drop my kids off in the morning that they are going to thrive in a caring and safe environment while having fun and getting prepared for Kindergarten. We have had a great experience here and feel very blessed that we found a preschool that we can call home.

Angie Hickey

My daughter has attended CRCDS for two years now and absolutely loves going to school there.

Not only does get to learn in a Christian environment and about Christianity at school, but she has learned an exceptional amount this year in basic fundamentals and is completely prepared to begin kindergarten next year. She's in an environment where she feels very loved and we love every staff member there.

Aleia Haney Grantham, via Facebook

Custer Road Christian Day School has been the preschool of choice for all three of my children.

I love the small size of the school and the nurturing environment. The teachers and staff go above and beyond to make your child's first exposure to school a fun positive experience.

Julie Rodriguez

We have been fortunate enough to have all 3 of our kids get to start their school experience at CRCDS.

The staff could not be more warm, loving and capable. You'd be hard pressed to find a better Pre K and Kindergarten program in the metroplex!    

Emily Brooks, via Facebook

I can’t say enough great things about Custer Road Christian Day School!

The staff is the best you can find and their TK program was the best thing I ever did for my son! Love this school!

Jenny Voehringer

Our son loves his teachers!

They have fun but are disciplined with the children as well. We know he is in good hands every time he goes there. The orientation at the beginning of the school year was very helpful. Since then the communication with us has been excellent. We get emails and pictures keeping us involved with what our son learns. We also get an individual note as well. The teachers are very patient and experienced, but most of all you see their passion for the children and they enjoy what they do.

Lina Afeiche Ammari, via Facebook

I had 2 kids go through CRCDS and we loved it!

They were both very prepared for Plano schools. We also loved the kindergarten program they have. You can't go wrong here.

Whitney McClellan Polze, via Facebook

My kids love this school.

I love the prices, the curriculum, and THE TEACHERS. They are all so amazing.

Ashley Spector, via Facebook

Next year will be my daughter’s last year at Custer Road Christian Day School. She is #4 of 4 who have all attended.

This realization is very hard for me! We have loved our experience. I am so thankful for this school and their commitment to make each child feel exceptionally special and loved. The fact that they are safe AND within the course of their school day have so many opportunities to learn through having fun means so much. I have most loved and appreciated being able to walk away after drop off each day knowing my kiddo is in THE VERY BEST PLACE she could be. Second only to being with her family! What a true blessing it has been in my life.

Jamie Knight

Do You Have Any Questions?
Below are some of our more common questions. But use the contact form to reach out to us with any additional questions you may have.
Where are you located?
We are located at the Custer Road United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas on Custer Road between Spring Creek Parkway and Legacy Drive.
What are your hours?

We are open on Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 1:55 pm.

Do you provide extended hours?
We do not have before or after school care.
Does my child need to be potty trained?
Children enrolled in our Children’s Day Out program for children ages 18 to 35 months do not need to be potty trained. However, children entering our threes and fours classes need to be reliably potty trained.
What is your student to teacher ratio?
16 to 23 month classes – 5:1
30 to 35 month classes – 6:1
Three’s classes – 7:1
Four’s classes – 8:1
Kindergaraten – 12:1
Do you provide a daily meal?
We provide a morning snack and parents send a peanut/ tree nut free lunch. We are not able to refrigerate or microwave your child’s lunch.
My child has specific food related and/or environmental allergies. Can these be accommodated?
Food and snack items served at school and brought from home must be peanut/tree nut free. Parents of children with other food or environmental allergies may be asked to provide a special daily snack for their child.
Will my child have to rest at school?
The State of Texas requires that a supervised sleep or rest period be provided after the noon meal for all children 18-months of age or older who are in care five or more consecutive hours. An alternate, quiet activity will be provided for each child who is awake after sleeping or resting for an age-appropriate time period.
Will there be opportunities for me to volunteer in my child’s classroom?
CRCDS has several activities throughout the school year that require the assistance of parent volunteers. You will be notified of these opportunities as the need arises. Parent involvement in the CDO classrooms is discouraged due to the number of children still experiencing separation anxiety.
Can I celebrate my child’s birthday at school?
Our children are VIPs on their birthdays! They wear a birthday crown, sit in the special birthday chair and have a birthday photo taken with classmates. Parents wishing to provide a treat can leave ice cream cups at drop off time.
My plans have changed and my child will not be attending CRCDS. Is my registration fee refundable?
No, the registration fee covers preadmission costs and is not refundable.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
When Plano ISD schools are closed or opening late, we will be closed. School closing information can be found at or by monitoring local television stations.
My child has been ill and has been cleared to return to school but still needs medication. Will someone at school administer the medication?
No medication (except for medication required to control a life threatening situation) will be given at school by the CRCDS staff. If your child requires medication during the school day, a parent will need to come to school to administer the medication.
I have some concerns that I would like to discuss with my child’s teachers. When can I meet with them?
We encourage parents to contact the Director and or the teachers with questions or concerns. If more than a quick phone call is required, a special time will be arrange for additional conversation. Please keep in mind that conferencing with the teachers at the classroom door during the arrival and departure takes the teachers’ attention away from the children in the room.
Is the school licensed? What kinds of standards are there?

The school is licensed and inspected by the Department of Family and Protective Services. With thousands of items inspected, we’re proud of the fact that we haven’t received a single citation. You can see the inspection report here.

More information about our standards we uphold can be found on our Accountability Program Standards page.

Contact Us
(972) 491-0510
Heather Hammer, Director
(972) 491-0510

6601 Custer Road
Plano, TX 75023

Sarah OldhamAssistant Director
(972) 491-0510