WPENS is a school for families.

Parents and caregivers gain parent education through seminars and speakers at meetings and children gain an amazing preschool.

Preschool Program

While parent education is the focus for the adult, learning through play is the work of the child. At WPENS, children freely choose from a variety of materials and play equipment depending upon their own interest, learning style, level of readiness and mood for the day. Allowed this freedom of choice, the child’s plan can be free, spontaneous, vigorous and creative.

Hands-on learning engages children in developing their whole being allowing them to become capable and enthusiastic learners. The curriculum for children includes art, music, dramatic play, emergent literacy, science, math, social development and large & fine motor activities.

Our positive discipline philosophy teaches respectful and effective ways of promoting cooperation. The conflict resolution skills that children learn will help them in their relationships with other people in and out of school for the rest of their lives.

Preschool Classes

There are two morning classes and one afternoon classes with spots for 13 children in each of the Tuesday Thursday classes and 14 children in the each of the Monday Wednesday Friday classes. Four parents are scheduled to work in the class each day making the adult-child ratio 1:3.

Preschoolers and their parents participate in our developmental program emphasizing a child’s expression, ideas, creativity and social growth. The teacher provides training in supportive parenting techniques via seminars, observation, and discussion. Positive guidance and problem-solving strategies are emphasized.

The Monday, Wednesday, Friday class is reserved for children 3.5 to 5 years old.

The Tuesday, Thursday morning class is reserved for children 2 to 3.5 years old.

The Tuesday, Thursday afternoon class is for children 2 to 3 1/2 years old.

Toilet training is not required.

Class Hours for School Year starting in Fall 2019

Class Hours Ages
T-Th AM 8:45am – 11:15am 2 to 3 1/2 yrs. old
T-Th PM 12:15pm – 3:00pm 2 to 3 1/2 yrs. old
M-W-F AM 8:30am – 11:30am 3 1/2  to 5 yrs. old

Please note: On workdays, workers arrive 15 minutes early to help setup and stay 45 minutes later to clean up and have a parenting seminar.