For new students + families of WPC

Registration Policies

Registration begins the last full week in January, with priority acceptance given first to church members, second to currently enrolled students and their siblings, and third to children on the waiting list followed by members of the general community. 

Acceptance into the WPC

gardenParents will be notified of acceptance into the program by March 1. Parents will have a mailing in August notifying them of their child's class placement and teacher's names. The mailing will also include a letter stating the date and time of the Parent Orientation Meeting. The Family Handbook, enrollment forms, and school calendar, etc. will be available by mid-August.

Class lists

Class lists will be formulated during the summer months. The class lists are determined by the number of children registered, balancing classes by gender and number of children enrolled for each age group. The Director places children in classes.

Sample schedule for preschool students

9 a.m. – Arrive at school with a warm welcoming greeting!
9:15 to 9:30
– Morning Meeting Group Time stories, sharing, games
9:30 to 10:30
– Learning Centers such as reading, blocks, art, science, dramatic play,  writing and manipulatives are open.  Snack is offered as a center (we provide healthy snacks).
10:30 to 10:45
– Clean up and toileting.
10:45 to 11:30
– Outdoor activities
11:30 to 12 p.m.
– Special activities such as a visit to the Atelier, Creature Teacher, Library, Kindermusik, or Spanish
12 to 12:30
– Toileting and lunch time
12:30 to 1
– Group time and prepare for dismissal

Extended Day Hours for your convenience

Children can come early or stay late any day.
Early School drop off is from 7:45-9:00 daily
After School Activities are from 1-2 pm or 1-3 pm
We offer sports programs, yoga classes, science, cooking, loose parts play, etc. during After School hours.

We have state of the art security systems including video cameras with audio in every classroom, hallway, and playground and Security Key Fob access for parents and authorized adults only to be able to enter our buildings.

An up to date and annually reviewed Emergency Preparedness Plan is posted in every classroom and always with teachers. Teachers are trained annually in the Emergency Preparedness Plan.

Teachers always have each child’s emergency information with them and all allergy information and medications. They are all trained in Allergy awareness, CPR and First Aid.

The Weekday Preschool is a “Nut Free” environment for children with severe allergies.