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Voted Best Preschool Reader’s Choice (Santa Cruz Sentinel 2016)

Nonprofit – Parent Cooperative – Preschool – Since 1970

WPENS is more than a preschool. It’s family!

  • Support the start of your child’s journey into education and social skills in a play based preschool.
  • Parenting education meetings and seminars where you learn valuable positive discipline parenting skills.
  • A community and friendships for you and your child that last a lifetime.
  • High quality early education teachers at affordable prices
  • Parent engagement has been proven to have long lasting benefits to the parent and child.

Since 1970, WPENS had been providing all this and more to Santa Cruz.  A sense of community that supports your whole family, valuable social skills for your child, learning through play and incredible parenting seminars and speakers.  Our non-profit parent cooperative has been an integral part of Santa Cruz offering quality education to both child and parent. 

You, as a parent, are able to support your child learning valuable life skills of sharing, conflict management, and cooperation.  Parent or caregiver involvement in the school provides a higher adult to child ratio and a lower tuition cost.

Join our Waitlist!
Sign up on our enrollment form to join our waitlist for the most up-to-date registration information.  It does not cost anything to join our waitlist.
We will not contact you until your child is two for enrollment.
Please review our Enrollment -> Classes page before joining our waitlist. Our enrollment form is linked here:

The teachers are amazing. Children just light up to see them. Being able to stay in the classroom until my older child was comfortable with the environment was a blessing. I don’t think he would have had it any other way. Working with other parents in the classroom helps develop long lasting friendships among parents as well as kids. My kids love it! What an amazing community! – S. R