Westwood Presbyterian Church Preschool was founded in 1960 as a community outreach mission of the church. We welcome children of all abilities, backgrounds, cultures and faiths. We are open from 7:30am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday and serve children ages 2 ½ through 5 years.  We offer a thoughtful, dynamic curriculum that responds to the children’s interests and needs and draws on best pedagogical practices. Through playful inquiry and investigation, our children explore math, science, literature, language, art, music, movement, technology and the natural world. As you walk through our classrooms, you will see children engaged in a wide range of activities from cooking, gardening and building to drawing, painting, singing, reading and writing. Our goal is to prepare all children not only for kindergarten but for our diverse, complex and wonderful world.

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  • Stepping in

    Brianne Naiman joins the WPC Preschool as the new Director on Monday, August 24. Bri has most recently served as Director of Early Childhood Education at the Leonard I. Beerman Early Childhood Center at Leo Baeck Temple. She has extensive experience as a teacher as well, including her role as Lead Preschool Teacher at Temple Isaiah. Brianne carries a BA with Emphasis in Illustration and Art Education from the California College of The Arts and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks College. She has worked in both religious and secular settings and has served as a California State Mentor Teacher at Santa Monica College and is an Executive Committee member in The Association of Child Development Specialists.  

  • Farewell Sophie!

    For the last seven years, Sophie Robertson has served as our WPC Preschool Director. Friday, July 10 marks the end of her time here, as she leaves to take a new position as head of the Brentwood Sunshine School. We have been deeply blessed by her extraordinary leadership. In her words, “I passionately believe that every child deserves an excellent preschool experience and make including children of all backgrounds, faiths, cultures and abilities a priority for our school.” We have been blessed by her steadiness, kindness, organization, and passion for our children. Our prayers are with her as she embarks on her new work.

  • The WpC Preschool Mission

    For 60 years, our Preschool has been a key part of WPC’s mission. We continue to welcome families of all faiths, and encourage the values we all share – to be kind, grateful, honest, generous of heart, sensitive toward others, and more. Now more than ever, we seek to help children learn early on to embrace and get along with others who think, understand the world, and worship differently. Preschool is the perfect time to get started on those critical life skills that make for richer lives and a more peaceful world.