When your child is enrolled at WECP, you can be sure he or she is in a safe, caring environment that supports every area of development, from the social and emotional to the cognitive, spiritual, and physical. Our dedicated staff, who thoughtfully consider children as individuals, challenging each student according to their needs and abilities, and always put their best interests first.
"WECP is such a special place. It has provided a nurturing environment for both of my kids, allowing them to grow and thrive at such an important time in their lives. It has also provided my family with a built-in community where we have created many friendships throughout our years at the school. The dedication and commitment from the staff are unparalleled. Having attended WECP myself, I am happy to see how it has maintained its standard of excellence and remained one of the top programs in town."
Westminster Early Childhood Programs (WECP) is a community where children experience:
Our philosophy is that play is essential to learning, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. Through play and exploration, we foster children’s creativity, curiosity, and confidence as they become problem solvers, critical thinkers, and lifelong learners.
We develop warm relationships with parents and children, building a sense of caring and community for all families. Our open communication and parent involvement promote solid partnerships that strengthen the bonds between school and home and enhance the experience of the child.
WECP is a nationally accredited early childhood education center for young children. When it was established in 1950, WECP provided a one-day-a-week nursery school program. As the need for early childhood education and care changed, we grew substantially, creating and adding many new programs to meet the needs of children and families in Western New York. During the current school year, 50 dedicated teachers and staff provide services to approximately 200 children. WECP is recognized as one of the finest early childhood centers in the area.
Photos by David Ray, Erin Feuerstein, Jessica Ahrens, Julie Kracke, Lisa Grisanti and Mike Shriver