There are four basic classes, all based on age. Age is determined as of September 1st.
The classes are:
We offer "Lunch Bunch" from 12pm-1pm or 12pm-2pm, 5 days per week (your choice of hours), depending on interest, for our Pre-K and Three-Year-Old Classes. When children in the Two-Year-Old Class turn three years old, they may also sign up for the lunch bunch program.
We offer an Enrichment program for Pre-K children to prepare them for Kindergarten from 1pm to 2 pm, 2-4 days per week, depending on the interest.
We offer an extended day program from 2pm-4pm, 5 days a week depending on interest.
Summer camps are offered in three week sessions, from mid-June to late July. Click here to see more details.
Each class has its own rhythm and structure. However, an example of a typical day might be:
Your children arrive to find activities set up in the classrooms. Teachers and parents supervise and initiate play, inside the classrooms and outside in our yard until “circle time,” when the children may sing songs, dance, listen to stories, or play instruments.
Depending upon class size and student ages, two or three teachers and two or three working parents are on hand to help. After Circle Time the children break for a snack. We serve food “family style” and encourage the children to try everything available, but ultimately let them choose. Snack time allows the children to practice and develop table manners, oral language skills through table conversation and good eating habits. Teachers and parents read stories and initiate games to practice colors/shapes, following directions, counting and more.
In the Pre-K and Three-year-old Classes, small group time follows snack time. Teachers plan small group activities that are developmentally appropriate to further the development of each child’s cognitive, small motor, social/emotional skills, letter recognition, counting, visual memory, and more. We arrange snack groups and change them periodically. This allows our children to experience the unique gifts of each teacher in a smaller group setting.
Play resumes after snack until the closing circle time wraps up the day with singing, reading, and goodbyes. In the Pre-K and Three-year-old Classes, children have science, cooking, zoo phonics, art exploration, library time, and visitors during a scheduled Exploration Time.
The "2s" Class meets
Tuesday/Thursday from 9:15am to 11:45am.
The "3s" Class meets
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9am-12pm.
The Pre-K Class meets
Monday through Thursday from 9am-12pm.
The Toddler Class is a
"Mommy and Me"-style class that meets
Friday mornings from 9:30am to 11:30am.
*Please note that the 2021-2022 tuition rates have not been set as of yet.
*Please note that all fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. The tuition we collect at the time of enrollment will be used for your May tuition of that school year.
We consider tuition assistance to families with demonstrated need, when feasible.
We are happy to hear that you are considering applying to WPNS! Read below to find out what the enrollment process looks like.
While a tour is not a requirement prior to applying, WPNS strongly suggests that prospective parents contact the school about a tour prior to applying. Either email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 650-851-7112 to schedule a tour of the preschool.
After your tour, if you would like to put in an application you can pick the form up from our office or download the form from our website. Mail completed form, with the $75 application fee to:
Woodside Parents' Nursery School
3154 Woodside Road
Woodside, CA 94062
Registration opens to the public March 1st. All current students have first priority into the next year's classes, followed by alumni families. However, you may return our enrollment packet at any time and you will be put on the list for open spots in the order the completed packet was received after March 1st.
Spots are assigned to families outside WPNS on a first-come, first-serve basis.
On March 1, if there is room for your child, the school will conditionally accept your application.
We will send you an enrollment packet to be completed for each child you enroll. Your child's spot will be held for one week, while you fill out and return this information, along with payment for the last month's tuition of the school year (the following May), and the administration fee.
If we do not receive your payment and enrollment packet by the stated date, we will move on to the next applicant.
We do understand you may have trouble getting the medical verifications within the time allotted, so if this is an issue please just reach out to the school.
Before the school year starts, WPNS will reach out to all of the parents about selecting their committee jobs.