Five years ago, Westminster Preschool became the first West Virginia preschool to be awarded Accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International. This year WPS remains on that exclusive list, with one other West Virginia preschool, having been awarded Accreditation for another five year term. In order to win this distinction, Westminster Preschool submitted to a lengthy self-study and peer review of all facets of its’ program, including philosophy, administration, personnel, instructional, crisis planning, facilities, community relations, and spiritual development, as well as continuous school improvement.
As part of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Westminster Preschool has been welcoming students for over 60 years. In the early 1990’s, Westminster Preschool adopted the developmentally appropriate philosophy and practices of the National Association for the Education for the Young Child. Standards of the Association of Christian Schools International are similar, but also include a spiritual component missing from the NAEYC standards.
Today Westminster Preschool welcomes children as young as under two years of age and walking, through five years of age, and offers a variety of programs including two, three and five half day placements. Bus service is also available. Special visitors and field trips make the Westminster Preschool experience especially exciting for preschoolers. These students got to touch a racecar and talk to the driver. Others plucked a harp and listened to the sound. If you have questions about what Westminster Preschool has to offer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304 324-0987.