BEST pre-K of all! My son is 4,5 and goes in every day with big smile
on. He cannot wait for the weekend to be over to meet again with his
friends and teachers! The curriculum is extremely rich in the learning
content, as well as leaves lots of room for fun. Kids are learning while
they playing. Teachers are very patient and giving and extremely
attentive. The entire school shines with creativity and art and great
atmosphere the very minute you walk in. Sometimes I want to stay and
play! Great value, Great choice. For us.
After a rocky start at another
preschool we were very fortunate to find WPA. Our son has thrived. The staff
is always warm and encouraging, and the teachers are wonderful. They
strive to engage the children in a multitude of creative and fun
activities. After two years our son is moving on to kindergarten with
every skill he needs to succeed.
~ Kristen Shaughnessy 8/5/15
My daughter has been with Debbie and the
Wilmington Preschool of the Arts since she was 18 months old. During
that time my daughter begs to go to school each day and is disappointed
when there is no school. The teachers have all been a pleasure to work
with and they communicate with parents on a regular basis. My daughter
graduated this year and will be very sad when summer camp is over.
Everyone at the school will be missed.
~ Raquel Ivins 7/2015
5yr old has been with WPA for over 2yrs now and absolutely
LOVES it. The teachers and staff are amazing! My son comes home learning
new things every day! The classrooms are well maintained, clean and
every child follows a routine. Every teacher knows EVERY child and parent
regardless of if the child is in their class or not. I could go on and on
about how much we LOVE this preschool. It is the PERFECT learning
environment for young children to thrive and grow in and again I cannot
stress enough about how absolutely wonderful and caring all of the staff
~ Melissa Simmons 1/12/15
My daughter attended Wilmington
Preschool of Arts from two years old till she graduated for Kindergarten.
She was wonderfully prepared for kindergarten academically. More than
academics, she learned to love learning. The creative and nurturing
environment at WPA is unlike any other I have ever seen, music,
movement, art, and creativity is a part of every aspect. She adored
going to school there and still asks to go visit the director (Mrs.
Debbie) just to get a hug!!!!!
~ Elizabeth Hester 9/2014
I absolutely love everything
about Wilmington Preschool of the Arts. Our experience has been
fantastic. They have the best curriculum and most importantly the most
loving and caring teachers. Teachers really care about the children, get
to know them very well personally and work with them individually on
whatever they might need help in. In our case it has been
potty-training. My daughter's vocabulary has improved tremendously since
she started the program. My husband and I are both teachers and we are
bilingual, but our daughter made a lot more progress at school than she
did with us. She has also developed a great appreciation for music and
art in general. They have a very cozy and clean facility. I really
appreciate how good they are at keeping parents informed of everything
happening at the center.
~ Marianella Jara 6/20/14
We love Wilmington Preschool of
the Arts!!! My daughter adores all of the teachers and has absolutely
blossomed under their care. They are incredibly supportive of her needs
and are accommodating to my parenting style (Attachment Parenting). I
love that they don't have a "one size fits all kids" philosophy of
teaching. The staff is warm, funny, and amazing with the kids. I often
find myself chatting with them as I would friends and family. If you're
looking for a stuffy day care filled with toddlers with giant bows on
their heads and wearing their Sunday best, this is not the school for
you. If you want your kid to be happy, inspired, and educated- then this
IS the place. I toured several other well known preschools in the area
and even started her at one with terrible results. My son attends an
area private school which offers an outstanding preschool curriculum...
However, I plan on keeping my daughter at WPA until she starts
~ Sara Graves 5/14
I CANNOT begin to express how AMAZING The Wilmington Preschool of the Arts is. My son is 4 and enrolled in the part-time pre-k program. Our first child in school, we made a lengthy and thorough research of different programs in the area and just fell in love with WPA. Debbie and ALL of her perfectly chosen, highly trained staff are committed to the well being, nurturing, and development of each and every child that walks through the doors. I have never seen a teacher/staff member without a smile on their face and a kind greeting for the children and families walking through the door. The facility is clean, and organized with appropriate, creative, and engaging activities according to specific age groups. Classes are kept small so extra attention to individual children and their needs are never an issue. The pre-k room encompasses such an array of learning materials from science, to reading, to imaginative play. Our son has excelled and learned so much since enrolling. He dazzles us with the information he brings home. The cleanliness of their routine is emphasized greatly and hand washing of students is done routinely and frequently. They utilize the ballet studio next door in order to encompass extra physical activities. My son says it's to "get the crazies out" (his words, not theirs). The Wilmington Preschool of the Arts has won our hearts and I can proudly say that they are not only part of our community that enriches our child's life, but have become an extended family to us. Could not be happier with our experiences with them and we look forward to enrolling our daughter in the future as well.
~ Meaghan Galloway 2/4/2013
is a unique, artsy, nurturing preschool. The teachers and directors
have created a warm and friendly environment for young learners to
thrive. My 3 year old is learning so much through daily art and music.
We are very happy!
~ Kate - mother of a 3 year old boy enrolled at WPA
Both of my granddaughters have attended The Wilmington Preschool of the Arts and have had wonderful experiences! Due to the small setting the girls received a lot of attention. All of the teachers bring something special to the school and it was because of this that the girls thrived! My oldest granddaughter left the school to start Kindergarten and was more than ready! She transitioned beautiful and continues to do well in school! My youngest is still enrolled and loves it!
~ Catherine Slany
We love the preschool! The teachers are wonderful with nurturing care and enthusiasm. Such an enlightening place for a child to be. Thank you all for your kindness and dedication to the kids!
~ Elizabeth Smalley