Several classes are offered as part of our weekly curriculum to enhance appreciation for the arts. The length of class and the frequency depends on the age of the children.
*Library / Literature
*Capers for Kids
Chapel is included in our morning program for 3 year olds through Kindergarten. Christian principles are emphasized daily throughout the curriculum along with prayer.
WPPK's philosophy is to recognize and appreciate each child, individually, building upon the child's cognitive, creative, social, emotional, physical and spiritual strengths. By providing an environment that is nurturing, warm and inviting for children to discover and create learning, each child thrives at his or her own pace of learning and ability. Children learn best by doing. Therefore, WPPK promotes active involvement for children to construct their knowledge. The opportunity to question, try again, and learn from a learning and intellectual curiosity are on-going, developed processes assisted by many different resources.
Through the utilization of centers in the classroom, children are continually presented with interactive, hands-on, play-based learning that provides children exceptional academic content while cultivating an enjoyment of the learning process. Independence and responsibility are continually supported. Instruction is presented in small and large groups along with one-on-one individualized planning. Through the centers, children integrate language, math, science, social studies, reasoning, problem solving, listening, expressive and receptive language, peer interaction, collaborative teamwork and communication skills. This developmental program is based on the assumption that growth is sequential. As children pass through predictable, sequenced stages of development and through art, music, literature, movement and creative dramatics, children tap into their creative abilities and natural curiosities as well as build creative expression.
In a stimulating and rich environment, children meet with success while developing positive patterns for learning. Christian virtues of compassion, responsibility, perseverance and others are infused throughout all age levels and contribute to the development of respect for others and an appreciation for one’s unique value to the world.
The Toddler Class is offered for children ages 12 - 23 months, 1 or 2 days per week.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 am - 1:45 pm
Classes are offered 2-5 days per week for children ages 2 to 5 years.
Classes meet from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Classes meet 5 days per week.
Monday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
These special programs are offered through our 4 extended days for older two year olds through age four. In order to provide the highest quality learning opportunities, we maintain low teacher/child ratios.
Each year the 4s & Kindergarten classes engage in experiences that begin to plant the seed of awareness to the needs of others around them. The goal is to provide children the opportunity to give back to others in meaningful child-centered, hands-on ways. Our projects have included making 300+ sandwiches for the Austin Street Shelter, collecting pet needs for SPCA, a food drive for North Dallas Shared Ministries, making birthday boxes for boys and girls through Captain Hope Society, and environmental and recycling experiences.