Westminster Presbyterian Church Preschool

Location: 32111 Watergate Rd. Westlake Village, CA 91361
Phone: 818-889-1493
Email: judy@wpcwestlake.org
Website: wpc.org
Program Director: Judy Hightower

Ages served: 2.9 – 5 years
Enrollment capacity: 95
Hours of operation: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Type: Non-profit, Licensed, Faith-related, Suburban

CEC

Philosophy Statement

Our Outdoor Classroom fosters learning through self-initiation, self-control and personal responsibility. It creates a successful learning environment for the active learner, provides a sense of refuge and healing, and fosters the sense of wonder with opportunities for the ‘what if?’. At Westminster Presbyterian Church Preschool, we believe that children are active learners. That they use their whole bodies to explore, experiment and solve problems; they need to experience challenging equipment and activities that will promote feelings of success, safety and fun; that a child’s development is optimized when they spend a significant amount of time participating in child-initiated activities that are teacher supported.

We believe a child’s development is optimized when they spend a significant amount of time participating in child-initiated activities that are teacher supported.

Special Center | Site Features

  • Use of small spaces
  • Elevations changes
  • Weeping mulberry tree, grape vines, children’s garden
  • Secret garden and rock garden
  • Use of containers for seasonal plants

Additional Info

The uniqueness of our environment in using small spaces as “rooms” gives each area a defined purpose. Such as, our Secret Garden, Rock Garden, messy material building area, music and stage area, and construction zone, to name a few. Our weeping mulberry tree provides a hideaway as well as sanctuary. We are able to offer elevation changes with our lookout and our passion vine provides us the opportunity to watch the caterpillars turn into butterflies. The best part is how our yard is continually evolving.

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