By CLARA SAUNDERS/Special to the Express
Winters Parent Nursery School (WPNS) is accepting registration packets for new and alumni families. Registration packets are available at the WPNS schoolhouse during business hours, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
The enrollment period will remain open until all spots are filled. WPNS offers two different levels of enrollment based on parent participation in the classroom. Classes are provided for children ages 2 years, nine months to 5 years. Parental involvement ranges from facility maintenance to fundraising to classroom assistance.
Children explore their environment with the help of WPNS staff and parents. The parent participation aspect allows families to work together to assist in the classroom alongside teachers, provide and maintain the school building and grounds and be involved in the running of school business.
This parent-cooperative nursery school is comprised of families who believe preschool is important to our children’s future and allow parental input. WPNS has been serving the families of Winters and surrounding areas for over 35 years. This unique program also allows parents and children to learn together. Parents learn about child development milestones and experiences from the school’s professionally trained staff and are able to observe other parenting styles from other families.
WPNS families and students also engage with the Winters community through events like singing to Winters Seniors, getting to know downtown businesses through their annual Halloween parade down Main Street, and more.
The school’s play-based, social-structured program allows students to learn through music, dance and play. Children learn through play and need educational play experiences to develop self-confidence to become prepared for the higher level of their educational journey. Monthly themes and holidays topics allow the school to bring in local community members to present about their professions, lead arts and crafts, science, and outside play opportunities. WPNS prides itself on its love of using imagination.
Contact Director Karen Benson-Neil at the school, 795-4659, to set up a tour and sit in to experience if WPNS is a fit for your family.
For more information about registration packets, email registrar Clara Saunders, saunders.claraA@gmail.com, or call WPNS, 795-4659.