School starts September 5th! Sign up today!

by WPENS on August 7, 2017

School is starting September 5th! Classes are filling up but we have a few openings for our upcoming school year in our Tuesday Thursday classes for 2 to 3 1/2 year olds, age as of September 1. Come join WPENS, voted Best Preschool Reader’s choice awards in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. School starts on September […]


Enrolling Now for 2017-2018 School Year

May 19, 2017

We are now accepting applicants for the September 2017 to June 2018 school year. WPENS (wee-PENS) [Westside Parent Education Nursery School] is celebrating 47 years of building strong families and a brighter future for children! Preschoolers and their parents participate in a comprehensive preschool program that brings out children’s ideas and creativity with an emphasis […]

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Open House Monday May 8th from 3:30pm until 5pm

April 26, 2017

Join one of the leading preschools in Santa Cruz! 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 build friendships with other families […]

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WPENS Spring Picnic & Raffle! Sat, April 29th 11am-2pm

March 27, 2017

Save the date for the annual WPENS Spring Picnic & Raffle. Bring a picnic and join us at Wilder Ranch for Planting Day, wagon rides, and other fun activities. The WPENS Raffle will begin at 1pm.

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WPENS Open House Mon, Mar 20 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

March 10, 2017
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WPENS Readathon Nov. 1-21

November 6, 2016

Join our effort to build strong readers and to support Westside Parent Education Nursery School (WPENS), a parent co-op preschool that has been a community treasure for over 46 years. WPENS is hosting a Read-a-thon as part of the National Education Association’s Read Across America program. As President Obama expressed, books unlock the potential that […]

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Supporting WPENS never tasted so good!

October 22, 2016

Save the Date for Pizza Night at Woodstock Pizza on Thurs 10/27 from 4-8pm. Just mention you’re there for WPENS and a portion of the proceeds (including beer!) will go to WPENS. Woodstock’s pizza is located at 710 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Invite your friends on Facebook to come and support a local […]

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