Programs and Rates
(18 months - 3 years)
The Toddler House refers to our well loved little blue house directly adjacent to the preschool. It has two distinct classrooms that serve ages 16 months until they transition to the preschool. If a child’s name comes up on the waitlist and they are between 16 months old and 2 years old that coming fall, they start in Toddler 1, if they are over 2 they start in Toddler 2. The Toddler House environment is sensitive to supporting the transition from home to school and is known for its nurturing, loving, experienced staff that provides hands-on activities to focus on emerging language skills, separation, trust, self-help, and motor skills. Children begin their social and educational journey here in a safe, child-centered space created to resemble the home environment.
Toddlers have the option to participate in all our enrichment activities weekly. Check out our Enrichment Programs page for the current list of these opportunities.
(2.5 - 3.5 years)
Classroom 3 (C3) is located in our preschool building and is a unique environment prepared for students who could benefit from the guidance of Montessori trained teachers with both toddler age training as well as preschool age training. C3 provides a year in a smaller environment and a smaller class size before launching into the traditional Montessori 3-6 classroom. This room can also be a good match for the 2.5 year old that is ready for challenging 3-6 Montessori materials, but due to state-licensing can’t yet start in our older classrooms. C3 allows our teachers to support students in a nurturing and safe environment with lower student-teacher ratio while still valuing the independence and self-directed nature of the Montessori philosophy. C3 students enjoy their school year enrollment as a group, and the following year they graduate to a 3-6 class and transition with a few of their C3 buddies.
Classroom 3 students have the option to participate in all of our enrichment activities weekly. Check out our Enrichment Programs page for the current list of these opportunities.
(3 years - 6 years)
We ask that children be toilet-trained for the preschool program (exceptions can be made for special needs children).Preschool students have the option to participate in all our enrichment activities weekly. Check out our Enrichment Programs page for the current list of these opportunities.
Children move about the room freely, from one activity to another, sometimes alone, sometimes in small groups, doing, experiencing, and learning independently, or from each other. Often there is a child or small group interacting with a teacher, while another faculty member may be present quietly observing and taking notes. The adults act as guides and observers rather than being the center of all classroom activity. In order to develop a strong sense of personal values, as well as respect for others, our classrooms are noncompetitive. Children of mixed ages work and play together – older children teach younger ones, allowing each child to advance at his or her own pace. As a result, each child feels the joy that comes naturally from mastering skills without being compared to others. Diversity and the celebration of community are embedded in our self-directed curriculum. Our preschool classrooms include practical life, sensorial, math, and language areas, as well as areas devoted to art, science, computer skills, and geography.
The third year or “leadership year” or “kindergarten” year refers to the final year of the Montessori three-year-cycle in our preschool classrooms. Kinders continue in their morning classroom and serve as leaders and teaching assistants during that time. Then, between 12:30 and 3:15 all the Kinder students in the school come together and dive deeper into the Montessori academic materials as well as begin to work on their place within the larger context of community. Kinders work hard on reading, mathematics, geography etc, with their Montessori teachers. They also lead community service projects and have special responsibilities around the school, for example they have organize community food drives, take out the compost, and may help younger students zip their coats to go outside. Academics, confidence, and empowerment come together and synthesize during the Montessori Kindergarten year.
Kindergarten students have the option to participate in all our enrichment activities weekly. Check out our Enrichment Programs page for the current list of these opportunities.
Monthly Rates: 2019-2020
7:15a - 8:15a (Add on)
8:15a - 12:15p
8:15a - 2:15p
8:30a - 4:15p
8:30a - 5:15p
7:30a - 8:30a (Add on)
8:30a - 12:30p
8:30a - 2:30p
8:30a - 3:15p
8:30a - 4:30p
8:30a - 5:30p
APPLICATION FEE ($100)
A one-time application fee of $100 is required for each new child and is due when the application for admission is submitted. The application fee with a completed application will put a child on the wait-list. Note: Families enrolling more that one child in the same academic year need pay only $50 for the second child.
A $500 deposit is required for each child enrolled and is due at the time of acceptance into the program. The deposit is refunded the last month of your tuition agreement with 60 days written notice of termination.
MATERIALS FEE ($45)
A $45 materials fee is required for each child that is enrolled at Woodland and is invoiced on the first month of the school year.
SNACK FEE ($45/$60)
A $5.00 per month snack fee is required for each child that is enrolled at Woodland to cover the cost of organic snack and milk provided daily. This fee is invoiced on the first month of the school year.
Families enrolling more than one child in a school year receive a tuition discount of 10% for the child with lower tuition
Woodland participates in state, county, and city tuition assistance programs, and the UW-Madison CCTAP program