Woodcrest Preschool Serving Van Nuys (Ages 18 months -5 years old)
For over 10 years, Woodcrest’s founder, Myron taught in the Beverly Hills school district. He enjoyed teaching high school, but his real passion was working with young children. His dream was to open up his own school to provide preschoolers with a strong academic foundation and a deep love of learning. He convinced his wife Arlene to quit her job and help him start a preschool. The very first Woodcrest was located in a small church in Sherman Oaks. The school flourished right from the start as a result of Myron’s curriculum and Arlene’s abiltiy to connect with parents. In the early days, Myron and Arlene served as a teacher, director, janitor, and bookkeeper. Despite being difficult, it was the best time of their life. From these humble beginnings, Woodcrest flourished and grew into a small family owned business of 5 preschools, private kindergarten through eigthth grade, and summer camps.
In 2005, Scott took over the family-owned school business from Myron and Arlene. His dream was to expand on the traditions and strong academic foundation forged by Myron and Arlene by incorporating our core values with 21st Century learning skills. The 21 Century learning skills used in the new Woodcrest Preschool curriculum include: Communication, collaboration, imagination, and design thinking. AT Woodcrest, teachers blend the hardware or tools of 21 Century learning with the software or social and emotional skills. The combination of the two skill sets are embodied in the schools Vision called C.A.R.E. At Woodcrest we want all students to be COMPASSIONATE, develop a strong ability to ADAPT, be RESPONSIBLE, and be ENGAGED LEARNERS. It is our mission to instill these core values into every student to prepare them for a future that is ever- changing.
The programs offered at Woodcrest Preschool near Van Nuys are designed to prepare your child for entry into kindergarten at the same time instilling compassion, the ability to adapt, and responsibility. To help your child become prepared for this big step, our incredible team of teachers provide students with a rich and diverse academic curriculum along with a social and emotional learning component. This combination along with lots of play and imagination is the key for success.
13562 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423