Santa Cruz Parent Education Nursery School (SCPENS), a parent participation preschool and toddler program, will host an Open House on November 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at 411 Roxas St. in Santa Cruz.

Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the school’s program and philosophy, meet the teachers scpens_logoand parents, and tour the classrooms and playgrounds.

An integral part of Santa Cruz since 1975, SCPENS is a non-profit preschool that is operated under the direction of the Adult Education Department of Santa Cruz City Schools. The foundation of the SCPENS program is direct parent involvement which contributes to the enriched learning environment offered to students. The care and experience of its credentialed teachers, the educational and nurturing program, and the deep sense of community are some of the benefits of participating in SCPENS parent cooperative.

For more information, contact SCPENS at 420-0739 or visit