The Elementary Department of Wesleyan University-Philippines is one of the pioneer departments of the then Philippines Wesleyan College. The Department was then housed in a one-storey wooden building along Del Pilar. Today, the Elementary Department has its own concrete edifice at the Cushman Campuswith spacious, well-ventilated classrooms. The building is named after the Filipino Methodist founder of early childhood in the Philippines, Dr. Patrocinio S. Ocampo.
The Elementary Department performs the traditional functions of childhood education. The Department’s objective focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and the development of basic attitudes, habits and skills that will enable pupils to use their potentials in higher studies in school and at home, participation in community work and in various arts, and expansion and strengthening of these acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills in order for pupils to be productive citizens of the country in the future.
WU-P’s Elementary Department is the only educational institution in Nueva Ecija and Central Luzon that offers special education (SPED) for hearing-impaired children. This is being carried out through the Support for Handicapped and their Rehabilitation through Education (SHARE) Program, the objective of which is to give hearing-impaired children the chance to develop basic skills in reading, writing, fundamental arithmetic and communicative techniques that will aid them in their integration into the mainstream society. The Department boasts of highly trained teachers with specialization in various fields. The Department enjoys Level III accreditation status, one of only two schools in the Philippines granted this level.