The Elementary Department of Wesleyan University-Philippines is one of the three pioneer departments created of the then Philippine Wesleyan College (PWC). Initially, the Department was housed in a one-storey wooden building located along Del Pilar Street, Cabanatuan City.
Today, the Elementary Department enjoys the privilege of having its own building situated at the Cushman Campus. The concrete edifice, with its spacious and well-ventilated classrooms, is named after the Filipino Methodist founder of Early Childhood in the Philippines, Dr. Patrocinio S. Ocampo.
The Elementary Department continues to perform 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 the community work and in various arts, expansion and strengthening of the acquired knowledge, attitudes and skills in order for pupils to be productive citizens of the country.
The department is the only educational institution in Nueva Ecija and the rest of Central Luzon which offers special education (SPED) for hearing-impaired children. This is being carried out through the Support for the 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 of society.
The Department boasts of highly trained teachers with specialization in various fields.
The Department enjoys Level III accredited status by the Association of Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities Accrediting Agency, Inc. (ACSCU-AAI). It is one of the only two schools in the Philippines enjoying said level.