The PHECA Board is planning an exciting calendar of meetings and events for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.  New events are being added all the time. Please check back often for more information!

Upcoming events

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Kids Garden Club: 11661 Preston Road, Suite #150

    Kick-off the school year with an important PHECA general meeting. During this meeting, Academic Placement Consultant, Waverly Wilson, of Perfect Placement will speak to PHECA members on tactics, tips, and the process of navigating private school admissions.  This is a very important topic for all of us, especially those with kiddos who are about to enter preschool in the coming years.

    Waverly Wilson has been helping families navigate the private school admission process in the Dallas area and beyond since 2003.  An alumna of Georgetown University and of Baylor Law School, Waverly was a trial lawyer in Dallas before serving as the former Director of Admission and Financial Aid at Greenhill School.Waverly works with families to sort through public and private school choices.  She assists students in putting their best foot forward in the admission process.  Wavily empowers parents to go confidently into the admission process with their student.

    Waverly also provides admission and placement consulting to both public and private school organizations.  She has helped schools develop formal admission programs and provides admission office process assistance and services for schools ending at K, 4th, 6th, and 8th grades.

    In addition to admission consulting, Waverly served on the Greenhill Board of Trustees for 9 years and as Immediate Past Chairman of the daVinci School Board of Directors.  She is a Past President of the Greenville School Alumni Board.

    Waverly is a Dallas native who attended Greenville School for twelve years.  She and her husband, McCord, have two children enrolled in area private schools. 

    Register now!

    Laura Freeman and Brandy Carlton

    Please bring your questions and concerns as there will be time for Q&A at the end.

    Looking forward to seeing you all for this important topic!


    August General Meeting - Navigating the Private School Admissions Process

    Kids Garden Club

    Monday, August 27th @ 7:30p

    11661 Preston Road, Suite #150

    (Preston/Forest - Above Mi Cocina)

    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Hat Creek Burger Co - 8185 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1400

    Join us for our August Children's Activity! We will have lunch and fun playing on the playground at Hat Creek Burger Company.  There will be a table reserved outside on the patio so we can let the kids play on the playground while we have lunch (Look for the PHECA sign!)

    We hope you all will join us for lunch and play! Hope to see you all there!


    Hat Creek Burger Company

    8185 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 1400, Dallas

    TIME: 11:30--1p

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Gymboree -- 11700 Preston Road, Suite 612, Dallas 75230

    Welcome, ladies! Please join us in kicking off the year with a roundup to welcome new PHECA members at Gymboree!  All returning members are invited to meet and mingle with our new and potential members while the kiddos play!  

    This is a FREE event for everyone.  Please feel free to bring any friends who are interested in joining PHECA!!

    We hope to see you all there!!


    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018


    Please RSVP if possible by September 3rd.


    11700 Preston Road | Suite 612

    Dallas, TX   75230

    (Preston & Forest)

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • The Art of Wine Dallas: 11909 Preston Road, #1415, Dallas 75230

    Please join us for our September Mom's Night Out - Sipping & Painting at the Art of Wine Dallas!

    "Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life" - Pablo Picasso

    Uncork your inner Picasso & take time out to unwind, sip, and paint an original wine glass!

    Creative breaks are proven to:

    * Reduce stress (they promised!)

    * Improve focus (what's that?)

    * Increase dopamine, that "feel good" neurotransmitter in the brain (and so does the wine!)

    Register today - spots are limited! All skill levels welcome and encouraged!

    COST: $30 per participant

    Glasses and brushes supplied 

    Appetizers (Italian flatbread) included

    Your choice of an extensive list of wines available for an additional cost


    The Art of Wine Dallas

    11909 Preston Road, #1415, Dallas, TX 75230

    (972) 701-0070

    Thursday, September 13th @ 7:30p

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Preston Hollow Park - 9000 Thackery Street, Dallas

    Join us on Wednesday, September 19th from 4:00p-5:30p at Preston Hollow Park (9000 Thackery Street) for this year's Playgroup Kick-off Event!  

    Let the kids play on the playground and in the sandbox while you enjoy meeting other PHECA moms who will be in your same playgroup.  Light snacks will be provided for the children.

    If you have already requested to be part of a PHECA playgroup this year, we hope you will bring your kids and join us at the park for this low-key and fun meetup that will provide everyone a chance to connect with their playgroup and new playgroup leaders. You will even be able to exchange contact information with your designated playgroups in order to make communicating and scheduling play dates easier.

    If you haven’t opted in to be part of a playgroup yet, there is still time to do so! Just login at with your email address and password and update your profile to reflect the specifics of your child’s age and playgroup category.

    Playgroups are designed to give PHECA moms an opportunity to meet and get to know each other with children who are the same age. Each playgroup leader will be organizing playdates for their group for the year ahead, but typically playgroups will meet up at least once per month. Meet up locations and activities will vary throughout the year.   

    This year, we are offering weekday play groups (based on age and academic year), as well as weekend/evening play groups.  Hopefully, everyone can find a group that works with their schedule!

    We look forward to seeing everyone at Preston Hollow Park on September 19 at 4:00pm to kick off our 2018-2019 playgroups!  


    Playgroup Kick-Off

    Preston Hollow Park

    9000 Thackery Street

    Wednesday, September 19th from 4:00-5:30p

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM
    • Christina Marshall's Home: 7218 Lakehurst Avenue

    Join us for an important PHECA topic -- It's preschool admissions time again!  During this meeting, a panel of PHECA moms will talk to us about the schools their children are attending, what they love, would like to improve, and questions to ask as you begin your search for a preschool and navigate the private school admissions process. This casual, open-forum discussion is a great way to learn more about area schools without the marketing spin.

    Register now!

    Laura Freeman and Brandy Carlton

    Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate count. 

    Looking forward to seeing you all for this important topic!


    Preschool Mom's Panel

    Christina Marshall's Home

    7218 Lakehurst Avenue

    Dallas, TX 75230

    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Hat Creek Burger Co. - 8185 Walnut Hill Lane

    Take the family out to dinner at our new Hat Creek Burger Company on September 30th between 5p-9p and PHECA will receive 10% of the proceeds!

    All you need to do is show up, purchase food and beverages, let the kids play on the playground, and have a great time catching up with other PHECA families.  

    Just be sure to place your receipt from the evening in the bucket located near the cash register!

    Hope to see you all there!


    PHECA Spirit Night - Hat Creek Burger Company

    8185 Walnut Hill (located in "The Hill" at Walnut Hill @ 75)

    Sunday, September 30th @ 5p-9p

    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Kelia Furr's Home: 6103 Mimosa Lane

    Join us for our New Member Coffee at the home of our lovely President, Kelia Furr! Everyone is welcome!  Please come and meet and mingle with our new PHECA members. It will be a great chance to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

    There will be coffee, bagels, and donuts.  

    Children are Welcome!

    We look forward to seeing you all there!



    Kelia Furr's Home

    6103 Mimosa Lane

    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dallas Arboretum - 8525 Garland Road, Dallas 75218

    Join us to explore Autumn at the Arboretum!  The fall exhibit features a pumpkin village made up of 90,000 pumpkins, fall flowers in bloom, and Tiny Tot Tuesday activities, including face painting, Kindermusik, and Dallas Zoo's Animals Adventures!

    We hope you all will join us at the Arboretum to welcome fall!

    * Enter the Arboretum through the main entrance and we will gather off to the Left.  Look for the PHECA sign!


    Dallas Arboretum

    Autumn at the Arboretum

    8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

    Tuesday, October 9th 10a-12p

Preston Hollow Early Childhood Association is affiliated with the
state and National PTA but is not associated with any particular school or religious organization.

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