We love Woodcrest! They been taking care of our kids for 3 years and we have nothing but good things to say about them! The teachers are great, our kids learn a lot, they bring animals to pet weekly, they offer soccer and dance and gymnastics and all kinds of other fun activities for the kids! And every other week they hold a Parents Night Out event where they baby sit the kids until about 9:30pm. We couldn’t be happier with them!!
Review by RichGirlOnLSD Andme4 months ago
I am totally impressed by the staff and the curriculum at Woodcrest. My granddaughter has learned so much and has blossomed there. She loves going to school.
She had gone to another school prior and it was a disaster.
Review by Ditria1 year ago
Ms. Ranjana and Ms. Cory are the absolute best! My son love's them both and they take such good care of him. They always have his best interest in mind, and have been such a blessing to our family. We re so grateful to have him at Woodcrest. Would definitely recommend.
Review by Gooseneck1 year ago
We absolutely love Woodcrest Preschool in Tarzana , in summer we started to look for school
For my daughter , because her old school was not a good match for her . We met with Mrs. Julie and toured the school and absolutely fell in love with it :) I loved they she offered for Sophia to come and stay a day and try it , the teacher are all so kind and welcoming . You feel the love , they have great educational curriculum , they notify you daily about your child , what she or he did , what they had to eat and what they will be doing next , the playground is great , the classrooms are amazing , they respect all cultures and overall it is great learning environment , I absolutely recommend this school and always tell my friends or who ever ask me about school to check it out I have my daughter there now and in summer my baby will also join :)
Review by Beaunca Rakrouki1 year ago
My previous review that I wrote, well truthfully was how I felt. But not because of woodcrest but because of all the problems I go through in my personal life. I felt that I had to vent my frustrations or lash out at somebody because I have no one to vent too. I sincerely apologize but being post partum well women who have been through this will understand. Now, I received a call from Laura the director, and she spoke to me and most importantly listened to me. This is not the first time she has reached out to me. She is a strong woman but I'm a weak sensitive woman and I misread her. After speaking to her today she truly cares about me and I asked forgiveness from her. I'm just going through a lot and so I wanted to say sorry. My kids love it there, as I mentioned before the teachers there are so wonderful Ranjana Ms. Evon, I just feel so comfortable with them and now with Laura. My kids enjoy that school. And if your a mom going through tough times call Laura she will listen and make you feel better.
Review by Morwen Gramcheva1 year ago
The Teachers and staff at Woodcrest have been wonderful. They are caring and attentive and have helped make the transition to full-time childcare a positive one for our infant son.
Review by Sawithia2 years ago
My 3 year old son would want to live at Woodcrest Preschool, Tarzana; he loves Woodcrest and that's all that matters.
We started August 2016 in the 2's class. My son's first week was so difficult because he was crying whenever I leave him. Ms Julie, the director would swoop in and hold my son's hands and stay with him. As a director, she is on top of things but more than that her love for the kids is genuine.
In the 2's class Ms Adrianna and Ms Anna are so loving as my kid went through potty training. I never felt my son was pressured or anything else other than loved while going through this transition. In less than 4 months my son moved to the 3's class and was potty trained.
My son is now in the 3's class and we so love Ms Linda. My son is blooming under her care. He is more confident and he always wants to go to Woodcrest even on weekends. We are amazed with his vocabulary and writing and he tells us stories about his "academics" at school. Ms Linda is now working with me to encourage my picky eater to eat healthier food.
In as much as we are Catholics and would like my son to go to a Catholic school.. I would keep him here where he is developing into a well-rounded individual.
Review by Shankarganesh2 years ago
Our experience with Woodcrest has been terrific. The teachers are very engaging with our daughter, (Love Ms. Ana, Ms. Adrianna and Ms. Ayesha) . It took some time for our daughter to get accustom to attending daycare and preschool but the teachers were very patient and understanding with her (and us!). They are also great about keeping the kids engaged thru the weekly scheduled activities or additional classes (dance, kickball) and that they bring in outside activities such as petting zoos or people such as a dentist assistant to talk about brushing teeth. Very fun for the kids. Also love that they send pictures thru out the week to show what's going on . All in all - it's a great school (new director/fantastic staff) that I would recommend to anyone.
Review by Mrkmarson2 years ago
i love this school
my kids going to this school over than 3 years i really have very good experience i love the teachers and the principle they really carry and responsible and patient with all kids.
Review by Monsey2 years ago
My child has been attending Woodcrest Preschool in Tarzana,CA. for a year now. I love the staff there. The Director of the School Mrs. Julie is very thorough with how she runs the program there. Mrs. Julie has the ability to connect with every parent and child that attends the preschool. It's because of Mrs. Julie that I trust my child being there and have not considered any other School in the San Fernando Valley. I know my child is safe, well taken care of , fed healthy meals , socially developing on time and learning a lot of new things.
Review by Albright DelVal2 years ago
My daughter attended Woodcrest Tarzana for 2yrs before we transitioned her to our home school (kindergarten).
Her first 6mos with the 2-3yr old class was amazing. Ms Ana and Mrs Adriana are the best. Such an amazing duo they are. They cared deeply about each and every child under their care. I noticed my daughter excelling very quickly in her acedemics and social skills. These two set the foundation for her moving forward to more advanced learning.
Woodcrest has some great outside class room programs like dance, play ball, lego, swim, etc... my daughter loved these classes. However, I did feela bit of pressure to put her in one of these programs because of other kids were going. But I restricted her to one program at a time and she understood.
Week/monthly activities- I loved the on-going activities they had per classroom with potlucks,pajama day, dress up day, science experiments etc...
Parking is a bit rough especially around summer time and when there are events. However, Woodcrest now has a parking attendant that help facilitate organization to keep moving people in and out.
Preschool has a high turnover. Once my daughter moved out of Ana's class she went through 3-4 teachers. They certainly have some opportunity t improve their retention of teachers.
Overall, we really enjoyed Woodcrest Tarzana preschool. The new Director Julie is really making some nice changes to the preschool. And she is very warm and welcoming to parents. We will greatly miss everyone we've met throughout our time at Woodcrest.
Review by Mahle2 years ago
Sherry Morales, Director of Woodcrest Preschool Agoura, is a great leader and champion for the children, teachers, and parents of Woodcrest Preschool. In my opinion, Sherry emboldens each member of her staff to be highly productive, effective, and confident child care providers, thus producing very happy, healthy, and educated children.
Ms. Court, teacher for my grandson’s 3-year-old class, is deeply committed to each child’s personal and educational growth, health, and wellbeing. Ms. Court actively engages with her children and recognizes the fundamental value of taking the time to explain things to each child so they have a complete understanding of what they may be physically doing or learning at each stage of the day. Ms. Court works tirelessly to help each child build successful relationships with all the children in her care, thus resulting in an organized, nurturing, loving, and safe environment. Ms. Court exemplifies what a dedicated teacher is.
Review by RuspicHelru2 years ago
Woodcrest is definitely one of the best preschools! As a parent, I searched tons of places in the valley before choosing to bring my kids here. Both my kids went to this school and now their education is way better at kindergarten and 1st grade. The teachers are amazing, the staff really great. Especially Julie Robles, the director of the school is great. You can tell she truly cares about the kids and their success at this school. If you are looking to enroll your kids in a great school, DEFINITELY check out this school.
Review by Metsker2 years ago
Ms. Lisa is the best...i wish they had a whole school full of teachers like her...shes loving to the kids, and has a genuine passion for what she does..she goes above and beyond for the school and they should be thankful and grateful that they have her there.
Review by TonyPratt Derrow2 years ago
I really enjoyed my daughter's experience at Woodcrest Preschool. When my daughter turned 2, I enrolled her there and worked with Julie, the Director in getting my daughter acclimated to my dropping her off in the mornings as well as my picking her up. Julie was great with my daughter and in helping me be able to understand my toddler better. The education my daughter received was very good and I am very pleased with the overall experience. Kudos to Julie.
Review by Hangover2 years ago
We love Woodcrest!!! The teachers are angels and so good with all the kids, and the administrative staff is very understanding and informative.
Review by Konnor3 years ago
This is a place I can send my children everyday and feel confident in their safety, health and education. My oldest daughter is ready for Kindergarten due to the curriculum she went through at Woodcrest. She loved all of her teachers and never wanted to stay home from school. My youngest daughter is in the three year old class and she loves her teachers. The staff treat each other like a family, which creates a warm, loving environment for the kids. The director greets me everyday and I am always amazed to see that she knows every single child's name in the whole school! Whatever you expect from a preschool, Woodcrest will deliver!
Review by Irralee3 years ago
We plan to enroll our youngest child when she is of age.
Review by Demostenis3 years ago
We're into our third year at Woodcrest Preschool in Sherman Oaks. Our daughter started the week she turned 2 and is now in her last year before Kindergarten. We're amazed at what she has learned at Woodcrest. She knows a lot about many different subjects and her writing and reading foundation is already very strong. She will definitely be kindergarten ready. We love their focus on play and exploration in addition to the academics. The Summer Program is also really great, it includes extracurricular shows, interactive experiences (pony rides, water play days, animal shows, etc) and growing a garden. We also love the bonus offerings (for an additional cost). They offer Play Ball, Dance class and Bricks for Kids.
And a bonus for parents, you get updates and photos throughout the day, which is so nice to have when you're away from your child! We work full time, so the hours are GREAT for that (6:30a-6:30p).
We love the staff, the teachers and the vendors they bring into the classrooms.
Review by Lorrayne3 years ago
My older daughter was at Woodcrest from two years old until pre-K. Now my younger daughter has started at the school in the two year old classroom. I have always been satisfied with the teachers, the classroom activities and lessons. The school has improved over the years, incorporating technology into their security and classrooms. I love receiving pictures and videos everyday of my daughter, playing, coloring, or even riding a pony at school. I have recommended to this school to other family and friends and will continue to do so in the future.
Review by KGonzales Hyozo3 years ago
Both my son and Daughter attend Woodcrest
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this school! The teachers here are the most caring and nurturing around, and I have always felt they truly care about my children. We love the Director Danielle!! She is always there if I have a question and truly loves all of the children as if they were her own.
We are so grateful for this school!!!
Review by HGiles3 years ago
The staff is wonderful and my daughter LOVES her teacher! We're very, very happy with Woodcrest!
Review by Styvie3 years ago
I was so happy to find such an amazing preschool, and so close to our home. I visited several places looking for good quality care for my two boys and Woodcrest was it. I know it sounds cheesy but since I work full time, all I wanted for my little ones was a place that had teachers that love and care for my kids as well I do. From the minute I walked in the door (the locked door that had to be opened for me by the Office Manager) I loved the school. There's something to be said about a mother's intuition, and I knew immediately this was the preschool for us. The teachers and the school are very warm and cozy. The front office and hall are covered in pictures of smiling faces from all the kids that have gone there...It's just a great place--my kids' home away from home <3
Review by SimonaKor Shomaker3 years ago
My daughter has been attending Woodcrest in Newbury Park for approx two years. At first, she ( and I!) struggled with the drop off. She wouldn't want to let go of my hand and would cry. The staff were really good about teaching her that Mommy would be right back and they were equally good about teaching me about how to make the drop off easier for her (not picking her up or staying to long to console her).
My daughter absolutely loves her teachers. She talks about them so much, even when she's not at school. The school has a very good daily teaching plan & schedule. I love seeing what they have done each day so that I can talk to my daughter about she did and what she learned. and I love hearing her sing the school song in the car on the way home.
The school has really well planned out activities that help make school fun for my daughter as well as educational. I want her to learn but also enjoy going to school and to see it as fun. My daughter has many years of serious schooling ahead of her and I think that Woodcrest has a good balance between the two.
Review by Saiyuri Erdenetsogt3 years ago
Both of my kids went to Woodcrest Preschool in Newbury Park. All of the teachers are wonderful and have taught my kids so much. The director is fabulous and is very warm & helpful. I love all the extra activities they have at the school. Both of my kids were more than ready to tackle kindergarten after going to Woodcrest. I would recommend this school to anyone that needs an awesome preschool with great hours. Thank you girls for all the years of fun & learning. We will miss you!