PReschool

Register here for Fall 2024 programs!

Open registration starts January 22nd!

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.  

Woodside Christian Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious affiliation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational and admissions policies.  

What to Expect

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

Our Philosophy

WCP is a traditional preschool and stresses the importance of creativity and learning through free play, while also providing a solid academic foundation.  In our classrooms children negotiate and work together, gain confidence in their social skills, and interact with their peers in a positive way.

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.

Outside Experiences

WCP exposes our preschoolers to a wide variety of experiences beyond the traditional classroom. Through the school year students are exposed to a variety of special programs including a fire truck visit, an exotic animal show, and a chick hatching program!

Woodside Preschool Walkthrough

Classes

All of our classes incorporate monthly religious lessons, Music lessons, and Jump For Joy (a creative gross motor 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 and as  independent as possible in the bathroom to attend the 3 Year Old Program.

One time Registration Fee (due at time of registration): $65; Activity Fee (due with September tuition): $40

2024-2025 Class Offerings

OMO (On My Own) For children turning 3 between Sept. 1st and February 1st  Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 - 2:00 pm 

Tuition: $190/month

2 Day Threes: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Tuition: $325/month

2 Day Threes Extended Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Tuition: $370/month

WCP's PreK 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.

One time Registration Fee (due at time of registration): $65; Activity Fee (due with September tuition): $40

2024-2025 Class Offerings

3 Day Fours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Tuition: $380/month

3 Day Fours Extended Day: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 Tuition: $460/month

5 Day Fours AM: Mondays through Fridays 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
OR 4 Day Fours AM: Tuesdays through Friday 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

5 Days Tuition: $490/month
4 Days Tuition $420/month (this option is full for 2024-2025)

WCP's Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 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.

One time Registration Fee (due at time of registration): $65; Activity Fee (due with September tuition): $40

2024-2025 Class Offering

TK: Monday - Friday 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuition: $540/month

WCP offers special enrichment programs for children to enhance their traditional preschool experience.  The following are enrichment options that have been offered in recent years.  Offerings for the 2024-2025 year will be determined in September 2024.

3s Enrichment Day  

For those families with 3s who are looking for an additional morning of preschool, we are offering an enrichment day for our Morning and Extended Day classes.  Sign up with be monthly, starting in October!  

Lunch Bunch

Bring a peanut-free lunch and spend some time after your morning program playing with friends and extending your weekly lessons through games and fun activities.

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.  In house Registration opens on January 8th.  Open Registration begins January 22nd..
Registration occurs in January for the next academic year, but WCP offers rolling admissions for classes with openings.  

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Parent Testimonials

What's Going on at WCP

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2023-2024 School Calendar

WCP Application for Employment

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.  

Why am I receiving an invoice for registration?

Woodside Christian Preschool charges a non-refundable $65 Registration fee at registration and a May tuition deposit for the program you are registering for in the fall.  Once those fees are paid, your child is registered and enrolled for the year.  

In the event that you need to withdraw your child for any reason, we ask that you notify the preschool in writing.  

  • If we receive your written notice by July 1st we will fully refund your May tuition deposit
  • If you withdraw between July 1st and August 15th we will refund half of your May tuition deposit
  • If you withdraw after August 15th there is no refund of the May tuition deposit

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 upcoming academic year, all withdrawals made before July 1st receive a full refund of the tuition deposit; those received between July 1st and August 15th receive a refund of half the tuition deposit.  Any withdrawals made AFTER August 15 will not be refunded.  Registration fees are non-refundable.

What are the fees for paying online via Brightwheel?

WCP uses Brightwheel as its student management system, and tuition and other fees for school may be paid online via Brightwheel.  Brightwheel does charge for online payments.  Credit card payments are charged 2.95% of the total fee; payments from a Bank Draft are charged $.90 per transaction.

What does the $40 Activity Fee cover?

WCP charges a one-time $40 Activity Fee at the start of the school year that covers special events and special educational programs that are brought into the school. 

Does my child need to be potty trained?

YES, children need to be potty trained, with the exception of the On My Own program.  There are bathrooms in every classroom.  Our expectation is that children can let us know that they need to use the bathroom and manage themselves as independently as possible.  We also understand that children will have accidents from time to time, and therefore ask students to bring a change of clothes when school starts.