Preschool Parent Group Logo

Welcome to the WCASD Preschool Parents Group

  • Would you like to connect with parents of other preschool children and learn what to expect when your child enters elementary school?

    The West Chester Area School District's Preschool Parents Group's mission is to attract and transition children and parents into the West Chester Area School District. We offer a free program that provides educational and fun activities for preschool-aged children and education sessions for parents. You can attend any event that interests you - there's no obligation.

    Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on events and activities.

    Click here to sign up for Preschool Group email updates about events and activities

    Please contact Dr. Tammi Florio, the West Chester Area School District's Director of Elementary Education, with questions/comments by emailing or calling 484-266-1070

Preschool Parents Group Upcoming Events


  • Please contact Dr. Tammi Florio, the West Chester Area School District's Director of Elementary Education at or 484-266-1070

WCASD Preschool Partners Summer Activities

  • ATA Martial Arts -
    For more information, call 610-344-9370 or email

    ATA Martial Arts of West Chester provides quality martial arts training in a safe and friendly environment.  Our school has been ranked as one of the top ATA schools in the nation.

    Weekly Summer Programs:

    June 17 – June 21 9am-3pm: Experience Camp

    June 24 – June 28 9am-3pm: Lego Camp

    July 15 – July 19 9am-3pm: Jedi Camp

    July 22 – July 26 9am-3pm: Tournament Prep Camp

    August 5 – August 9 9am-3pm: Nerf Camp

    August 12 – August 16 9am-3pm: Rank Up Camp

    Harrison Dance Studios -
    For more information, call 610 -692-6144 or email

    With nearly 70 years of experience, Harrison Dance Studios offers a compelling course of study and nurturing atmosphere in which discriminating parents discover a wondrous journey into performing arts education for their child.

    Summer Dance Camp Disney Duos – Ages 3-6:

    *Students will learn a short combination in ballet, tap, and jazz, staying withing the week’s theme. There will also be a lttle craft session in each class.*

    West Chester – Wednesdays 4:15pm-5pm:

    6/19 – Peter Pan & Tinkerbell

    6/26 – Elsa & Anna (or Olaf)

    7/10 Jessie & Woody (or Buzz)

    7/17 Nemo & Dory

    7/24 Nala & Simba

    7/31 Princess Tiana &Prince Naveen

    Downingtown – Tuedays 5:30pm-6:15pm:

    6/18 Princess Tiana & Prince Naveen

    6/25 Nala & Simba

    7/9 Jessie & Woody (or Buzz)

    7/16 Nemo & Dory

    7/23 Elsa & Anna (or Olaf)

    7/30 Peter Pan & Tinkerbell

    Science Explorers -

    For more information, call 610-816-5047 or


    Science Explorers offers week-long science camps. Our exciting, hands-on approach to science provides children the unique opportunity to conduct exciting and engaging experiments and activities. Topics, dates, and half-day vs. full-day varies by location and program.

    Program Topics Offered:

    Slime of My Life…and more (ages 7-11) – The after school club programs from 2018-2019 turned into a one week camp that features a different kind of slime everyday!

    Take A Dive (ages 7-11) – Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography!

    Potions, Powders and Polymers Academy (ages 7-11) – Is it science or magic? You’ll find out!

    Far Out Space Academy (ages 7-11) – 3..2..1 BLAST OFF to discovering space and flight!

    Jr. Investigative Team (ages 4-6) – Join our team of curious tiny-techs as we explore a new theme each day!

    Crazy Coding With Rad Robots (ages 7-11) – Come and explore the world of programming, sensors, and artificial intelligence.

    Time to Leap -
    Questions? Email us at

    The highly qualified dance instructors at Time to Leap believe that every child is born with an innate love of dance and provide a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters growth.

    Now offering summer camps for preschool-aged girls and boys. We have a variety of theme-related summer camps for younger, less experienced dancers.  We offer 1/2 day sessions, with a few full day options. We also offer multi-camp and sibling discounts. Mention you saw this in the WCASD Parent Preschool Group email and receive a discount!

    Summer 2019 Programs:

    Princess/Knight Camp Session 1 (ages 3 ½ and up) – June 24th-28th Monday-Friday 9:15am-12pm

    Fairy Tale Camp Mini Session (ages 3 ½ and up) – July 1st-3rd Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:15am-12pm

    Princess/Knight Camp Mini Session (ages 3 ½ and up) – July 1st-3rd Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:30pm-3pm

    Dance With Your Doll (ages 3 ½ and up) – July 15th-19th Monday-Friday 9:15am-12pm

    Princess/Knight Camp Session 2 (ages 3 ½ and up) – July 22nd-26th Monday-Friday 9:15am-12pm

    Under the Big Top!! (ages 4 ½-8) – July 22nd-26th Monday-Friday 12:30pm-3pm

    Tot Rock -

    An engaging musical experience for children and their parents!

    Summer Jams 2019:

    Beach Party

    Wednesday June 26

    9am-9:45am Family Band (0-4 years)

    10am-10:45am Rock ‘n Rollers (2-4 years)

    11am-11:45am Little Rockers (0-2 years)

    Summer Hits

    Wednesday July 24

    9am-9:45am Family Band (0-4 years)

    10am-10:45am Rock ‘n Rollers (2-4 years)

    11am-11:45am Little Rockers (0-2 years)

    Around the Campfire

    Wednesday August 21

    10am-10:45am Family Band (0-4 years)

    11am-11:45am Family Band (0-4 years)

    Treehouse Yoga for Children -
    Questions? Email us at

    Treehouse Yoga for Children offers a unique yoga and mindfulness-based summer camp for children aged 3-14. Children will be able to run and play in the beautiful outdoor setting of Treehouse World while strengthening their mind-body connection. Just pay for what you pick!

    Yoga Camp 2019 Weekly Themes:

    8:30am – 12:30pm for children in the Sprout group

    Full Day (8:30am – 4:30pm) option for children ages 5+

    Sprouts & Seedlings (ages 3-10)

    June 10 – June 14: Rhythm & Music (ages 3-6 ONLY)

    June 17 – June 21: Yoga Vibes

    June 24 – June 28: Gardening

    July 1 – July 5: NO CAMP

    July 8 – July 12: Beach/Under the Sea

    July 15 – July 19: Teamwork

    July 22 – July 26: At the Circus

    July 29 – August 2: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

    August 5 – August 9: Quiet Warriors

    August 12 – August 16: Wild West

    August 19 – August 23: Water, Ice, and Everything Cool

    August 26 – August 30: Tribute to the Arts

    WC Studio at Uptown! -

    Questions? Email us at

    Now offering a variety of summer camps for kids of all ages, including Storybook Theater (ages 4-7.)  Storybook Theatre performers experience the joy of imaginative play through theater games, fairy tales, music and art. Led by talented and experienced professionals, WC Studio helps young performers through their emotional and developmental journey while building strong performance skills and confidence in a fun and nurturing environment.

    Storybook Theater Summer Camp Schedule:

    Performance held @ 12pm on the Friday of each week

    June 10 – June 14 from 9:00am-12:30pm

    July 29 – August 2 from 9:00am-12:30pm

    August 12 – August 16 from 9:00am-12:30pm

    Extended Care from 12:30pm-5:00pm available Mon.-Thurs.

    West Chester Playschool -
    Questions? Email us at

    West Chester Playschool provides young children a nurturing, creative, learning environment in which to engage in meaningful play and educational exploration with guidance from experienced and qualified teachers who work in collaboration with parents. Lead classroom teachers are all certified by the PA Department of Education. All staff have FBI, state police, and Child Line clearances. They are all First Aid and CPR certified. Camp hours are from 9 am – 1 pm. Parents must send in a lunch. A snack is provided. We are a nut-free school.

    Center on Central & Young Rembrandts - 
    For more information call, 610-710-1487

    Center on Central offers a variety of summr arts camps for pre-school children through their Young Rembrandts program. Campers will participate in one or more art lessons a day. Our pre-school camp will be limited to 3-1/2 – 5 year olds. We will be active with art lessons/activities, yoga, zumba, active music making and outdoor play during our “specials” each day. We may join the older campers for some of these activities but our ratio will always remain no more than 6 pre-school campers to 1 counselor/teacher in this age grouping.

    2019 Summer Camp Programs:

    Half Day (either 9:15-1:00 or 12:15-4:00) and Fully Day (9:15-4:00) options available as well as before/after care.

    Summer Creative Arts Day Camp

    June 17-21: Getting Ready for Summer

    June 24-28: Kick Off Summer Fun

    July 1-July 5: NO CAMP

    July 8-12 Winter in July

    July 15-19: Comic Books and Cartoons

    July 22-26: Around the World

    July 29-August 2: Famous Artists

    August 5-9: Land Animals

    August 12-16: Under the Sea

    August 19-23: Food is Fun

    August 26-30: Celebrating a Wonderful Summer

    Soccer Shots -

    Soccer Shots Chester County is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in- class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition, we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents. Programs are offered at various locations.

    2019 Summer Schedule:

    ACAC Fitness Center

    June 15 – August 3 (Ages 3-4): Saturdays 9:30-10:15

    June 17 – August 5 (Ages 3-4): Mondays 5:00-5:45

    June 17 – August 5 (Ages 5-8): Mondays 5:00-5:45

    East Goshen Park

    June 15 – August 10 (Age 2): Saturdays 8:45-9:15

    June 15 – August 10 (Ages 3-4): Saturdays 9:30-1015

    June 20 – August 15 (Ages 3-4): Thursdays 4:00-4:45