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Established in 1989, Woodside Christian Preschool (WCP) believes that your child's first educational experience should lay the groundwork for his or her future.  

Our program emphasizes growth in Christian living and preparation for Kindergarten, developing living and learning skills using hands-on age appropriate activities.  WCP targets social, fine motor/creative, physical and cognitive skills while incorporating Christian values and themes.  

What to Expect

Woodside Christian Preschool offers programs that provide your child with a unique preschool experience in a loving and caring Christian environment.

Woodside Ministry

WCP is a ministry of Woodside Church.  As such, the preschool incorporates regular Bible lessons and discussions about our Christian faith into the curriculum.   Preschool families become part of the larger Woodside "family" and are invited to participate in events throughout the year.

Mission Mindfulness

WCP participates in regular mission projects throughout the year. From collecting socks and mittens and making breakfast bags for the homeless to a walkathon benefiting a children's medical charity, WCP preschoolers learn how they can impact their own community in a positive way.

Field Trips and Experiences

WCP exposes our preschoolers to a wide variety of experiences beyond the traditional classroom. Students will go on a field trip each fall, and special programs including a fire truck visit, an exotic animal show, and the Tooth Buddies dental show come to our classrooms throughout the year.

Classroom Celebrations

WCP believes in fellowship and celebrating holidays together! Parents are invited to help in the classroom as we celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Valentine's Day. Some celebrations include game stations, like our Fall Festival and end of year parties. Others involve a seasonal snack and craft.

Classes

All of our classes incorporate monthly religious lessons, Music lessons, and Jump for Joy (a creative movement class).

WCP's 3 Year Old program focuses on socialization through play. Children learn to cooperate, share, respect the rights of others, and appreciate the feelings and needs of those around them. Children also have fun learning colors, shapes, numbers, and developing fine motor skills.  Children must be three by September 1 and need to be completely toilet trained to attend the 3 Year Old Program.

On My Own
For children who turn three between September 1 and February 1. Twelve children per class with one teacher and two aides.

This class meets two days per week: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2 Day Threes

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

2 Day Threes Extended Day

Mondays and Thursdays 9:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. (Bring a peanut-free lunch)

3 Day Threes

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m., or 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

WCP's 4 Year Old program is centered on monthly themes that will expose your child to math readiness, science, social studies, reading readiness, music, and religion in a fun, hands-on approach to learning.  Children must be 4 by September 1.

3 Day Fours

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

3 Day Fours Extended Day

Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

5 Day Fours AM

Mondays through Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

WCP's Pre-Kindergarten program is designed for children who would benefit from extra developmental year after completing a 4s program and/or those who miss the elementary school cut-off.  The program builds on the 4s foundation and continues math readiness, reading readiness, science, and social studies.

Pre-K

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

WCP offers special enrichment programs for children to enhance their traditional preschool experience.  

ExSTREAM Readers

Bring a peanut free lunch and spend the morning learning about authors and literature through science, technology, reading, engineering, art, and math. 

Stay and Create

Bring a peanut free lunch and spend some time after your morning program playing with friends and creating a craft or playing some games.

Whiz Kids 

This is a Kindergarten readiness  program designed for children in our 4s classes only.  Children will bring a peanut-free lunch and spend the afternoon engaged in games and activities to enhance letter, number, and social skills.

How to Enroll your child

1. Call us at 215-493-5009 to speak with someone in our office.  We'd love to answer your questions, explain more about our programs, and discuss the tuition rates for each program.  
2. Take a tour!  Ideally your visit will take place during classroom time, so your child can get a feel for the school, and meet some new friends!.  
3. Fill out an application.  Registration occurs in January for the next academic year, but WCP offers rolling admissions for classes with openings.  

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faqs

Below are questions people ask the most about our preschool, but if you have more questions don't hesitate to call us at 215-493-5009!

Does my child need to bring food?

If your child is enrolled in one of our extended day programs, you will need to pack a peanut-free lunch.  For all other programs, WCP provides a peanut-free snack and water.  However, if your child has an allergy that prevents him from eating snacks that the school provides, you are welcome to send in a snack daily.  

When is registration?

Registration for the fall school year occurs in January of that particular year.  Currently enrolled families and members of Woodside Church have the opportunity to register before the general public.  We will communicate the registration process in early January of each year.  

If you are new to the area or new to considering preschool for your child, WCP does accept registrations throughout the year for classes that have not filled.  Please call the office at 215-493-5009 for more information.  

What if a class is full?

Classes do often fill during in-house registration, and WCP does its best to handle those situations as fairly as possible.  We ask parents for their first, second, and third choices when registering their children, so even if you don't get your first choice in a class, your child will have a place in one of our offered programs.  

If a class is full, WCP will put your child's name on a wait list.  Classes often shift and change as family plans change.  When a spot opens up in a full class, the office will pull names from the waitlist.  

What is your refund policy?

If in the event you need to withdraw your child from our program for any reason, please notify the Preschool offices in writing.  For the academic year 2020-2021, all withdrawals made prior to August 15 will receive a full refund of your May tuition deposit.  Any withdrawals made AFTER August 15 will not be refunded.  Registration fees are non-refundable.

Does my child need to be potty trained?

Children do need to be potty trained, with the exception of the Together With Two's program which requires an adult caregiver attending the class with the child, and the On My Own program.