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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WPENS Art Fundraiser

October 18, 2017

Help Support WPENS, a local nonprofit parent cooperative preschool supporting Santa Cruz families since 1970. Local artists have generously donated their art to WPENS. 100% of proceeds go directly to WPENS. Help support WPENS and get a great value on exceptional local art. We have over 52 items to sell! Art and Wine Flyer Check […]

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WPENS Fall Potluck Picnic September 23rd

September 20, 2017

Join us for a potluck picnic with the entire WPENS community at Garfield Park from 3pm until 5pm on Saturday September 23. We still have space available for children from ages 2 until 3 1/2 in our Tuesday Thursday classes, morning or afternoon. Contact us through our enrollment page for a school visit. 

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School starts September 5th! Sign up today!

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 and Monday Wednesday Friday afternoon class for 3 1/2 to 5 year olds.  Come join WPENS, voted Best […]

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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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