School Starts September 4

by WPENS on August 2, 2018

We are excited about the coming school year.  We have a few more openings in our Tuesday Thursday pm class for 3 to 5 year olds. Orientation and the first membership meeting is on Tuesday September 4th. We will have a meet and greet in the park on Wednesday September 5th and the first days […]


Performing Arts Preschool Program

July 24, 2018

For our Tuesday Thursday afternoon class, experienced theatrical teacher Dara Thornton will teach your child the skills for learning as well as creativity and confidence. Spotlight on Learning Performing Arts Preschool Program Imagine – Perform – Learn Ages 3-5 T/Th 12:15 – 3:00 Children learn the skills they need to succeed in school as well […]

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Open House Saturday, April 21st, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

March 29, 2018

WPENS is located on the westside on the Bay View Elementary campus. Preschoolers and their parents play, learn and grow together. This comprehensive preschool program brings out children’s ideas and creativity. Adults develop their parenting skills and build friendships with other families. Thrive in a supportive environment at this much-loved parent co-op, a part of […]

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The Raffle tickets are here!

March 14, 2018

Purchase Raffle tickets and support your favorite local preschool! Our raffle has more than 130 prizes. No need to be present to win! View the list here! Thank you to our sponsors, Toadal Fitness & Jim Booth Swim School who donated over $300 in prizes to our raffle. Buy our school’s raffle tickets at Farmer’s […]

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Enrolling for Fall 2018-2019

March 13, 2018

Join our nonprofit parent coop preschool! We are beginning the re-enrollment process for our current families for the next school year starting in Fall 2018. Become a part of the WPENS family by joining our waitlist to be eligible for a spot. If you wish to ensure enrollment for next year, we do still have […]

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WPENS Open House: January 20 from 10am until 11:30am

January 3, 2018

Voted Best Preschool in Santa Cruz, Readers Choice in the Santa Cruz Sentinel! Affordable too. Preschoolers and their parents participate in a comprehensive preschool program that brings out children’s ideas and creativity with an emphasis on emergent literacy. Award-winning instructors teach effective parenting techniques through seminars, observation and discussion. Adults develop their parenting skills and […]

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GivingTuesday Success!

December 1, 2017

WPENS would like to thank all the generous donors that donated on Tuesday November 28th for GivingTuesday!  We were able to raise nearly $4000 through donations on Facebook.  We have not been able to confirm any matched funds that day yet, but hope to let you know soon. Facebook has decided to waive donation fees […]

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#GivingTuesday Nov. 28

November 15, 2017

Tuesday November 28th is Giving Tuesday, when people use social media to raise money for nonprofit causes that are important to them. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is matching donations on Facebook on November 28th starting at 5am PST. The foundation will match $1000 through the WPENS donate button, or $1000 per fundraiser that […]

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WPENS Readathon Nov. 1-21

November 1, 2017

Fall Into Reading! Nov. 1-21, 2017 Join our effort to build strong readers and to support WPENS – Westside Parent Education Nursery School, a parent co-op preschool that has been a community treasure for over 47 years. WPENS is hosting a Read-a-thon as part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. As President […]

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Woodstock’s Pizza Fundraiser: Nov. 9 from 4pm – 8pm. Fundraising Never Tasted So Good

November 1, 2017

Next Week, fundraising never tasted so good.  Woodstock’s is hosting a pizza fundraiser for WPENS on Thursday November 9th from 4pm until 8pm at 710 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Mention WPENS at checkout (no flyer necessary) and a percentage (up to 25%) of your purchase will go to WPENS.  The fundraiser is for […]

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