The WCCS Preschool is a ministry of Bethany Church. WCCS Preschool offers a comprehensive Biblical based curriculum facilitated by Godly educators in a nurturing environment for children two and a half through five years. Our mission is to help your child(ren) to grow and become strong, filled with wisdom and the grace of God in all aspects of growth: cognitive, spiritual, physical, and social. Most children from our preschool continue their education in the kindergarten through the eighth-grade program at West Covina Christian School. We are licensed by the California State Department of Health. Our school is affiliated with ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International).
When do you begin accepting applications for September admission?
Enrollment is handled on a first come, first served basis beginning about February 15th. We continue to take applications until the classrooms are filled; then a waiting list is formed. It is best to complete the application/enrollment process quickly to ensure a place for your child.
Could I schedule a time to observe a classroom before I decide to apply?
Yes. Call the school office 626-962-7089 and we will coordinate a time that is convenient for you and the Preschool Director.
What is the process for my preschool child to be accepted into the WCCS Kindergarten program?
Children can apply to our Kindergarten Program if their 5th birthday is on or before September 1st. The parent must submit an application along with the application fee. Then a time will be scheduled for the child to be assessed with the Gesell Developmental Test, an individual hands-on test, to determine their readiness for our kindergarten program. An interview is set up with the Principal to discuss the test results.
What if you are a member, do you get a discount?
Yes, active Bethany members receive a 5% discount.
What money is due immediately?
The registration & curriculum/class fee are due at the time of enrollment. The annual tuition covers from September through early June the days West Covina Christian School is in session. Annual tuition can be paid in full or in installments.
What time does Preschool begin and end?
We are open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parents who come after 6:00 p.m. are assessed $1.00 for the first 5 minutes and $1.00 for each minute after that.
Do you have to be a member of Bethany Church to apply?
No, however, school families are encouraged to be active in a Bible teaching church. Bethany invites any of you who do not attend another church to worship with us.
Are the students required to wear uniforms?
No. Preschool children do not wear uniforms. WCCS K-8 grade students do wear them.
How many classrooms do you have in the preschool?
We have three classrooms.
What is your age limit for Preschool?
2-1/2 years of age at enrollment and potty trained.
Do all the forms have to be turned in at once?
Yes, upon enrollment into the preschool program the following forms must be turned in before your child can attend: Child’s pre-admission Health History, Identification and Emergency Information, Identification and Emergency Form, Physician’s Report, Consent for Medical Treatment, Notification of Parent’s Rights, Personal Rights and Admission Agreement.
Do you have a summer program?
Yes. See school office for details. Click here for summer program information.
How affordable is Preschool?
Why do I pay tuition from July or August if school doesn’t start until September?
Our tuition is an annual fee. We give parents the option to make payments if they prefer – the annual fee is then divided into 9, 10,11 or 12 equal payments. Our payment plan runs from July 1st – June 1st. Be aware that the annual fee does not include Christmas, Easter, and summer vacations.
Is food provided for preschoolers?
Children attending full or school day receive a morning & afternoon snack and a nutritious lunch each day. Children attending half day receive a morning snack.
Do you use Christian based Curriculum?
Bible stories and Christian principles are an integral part of the school day.
Are the classrooms air-conditioned?
Where do the preschool children play?
Preschool children have their own fenced play area outside their classroom.