At Willow Wood, we strive to provide a warm, nurturing environment that promotes the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of each student. The goal of our play-based curriculum is to help your child:
- Adjust to unfamiliar situations
- Feel comfortable and secure
- Develop creativity, imagination, ingenuity
- Learn to think independently
- Communicate feelings
- Develop body awareness and coordination
- Respect her / himself and others
We offer a variety of programs for all families and ages. Enrollment is based on the student's age as of September 1 of the school year. A summary of our current classes & tuition is available on our registration form. If you would like to learn more, please contact us today!
Songs & Snuggles: 6 - 18 mo with a caregiver (Elizabeth Clemmitt, Mondays 9:10-9:40)
Parent / Tot AM: 18 - 24 mo with a caregiver (Sue Cornelo, Fridays, 9-10)
Parent / Tot Transition AM: 20 months - 2.5 years (Sue Cornelo, Fridays, 10:15-11:15). Students attend with their caregiver for the first half of the year until they are comfortable attending alone.
Young 2's AM: 2 - 2.5 years (Courtney Thomas & Shannon Spencer, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11)
Older 2's 2-Day AM: 2.5 - 3 years (Elizabeth Hardt & Isabel Fiore, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-11:15)
Older 2's 3-Day AM: 2.5 - 3 years (Courtney Thomas & Shannon Spencer, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-11:15)
3's AM: 3 years (Cindy Ritchell & Elizabeth Hardt, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9-11:15)
Young 4's AM: 3.5 - 4 years (Catherine Levy, Jenny Smith & Kendra Gallagher (aide), Mondays - Thursdays, 9-11:15)
3's/Young 4's PM: 3.5 - 4 years (Cindy Ritchell, Sue Stolzer & Courtney Thomas (aide), Mondays - Thursdays, 12:45-3)
JK AM: 4 years (Kim Stricker & Katie Fitzpatrick, Mondays - Fridays, 9-11:15)
JK PM: 4 years (Kim Stricker, Sue Stolzer & Courtney Thomas (aide), Mondays - Fridays, 12:45-3)
3 - 4 years (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:15 - 12:15). We start each day with indoor sensory play and rug time. Then we play outdoors on our playground where we enjoy sand and water play, arts and crafts, riding bikes and cooking. Campers bring a bag lunch and snack is served.
Food For Thought
Young 4's AM & JK AM (Wednesdays, 11:15-1:45, Lunch Bunch included). Students are taught important food concepts by learning how health relates to the foods we eat and by experiencing new foods through tasting, smelling, seeing, cooking and eating. Children will listen to food-related stories and create themed art as well as practicing math skills.
3's AM and Young 4's AM (Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays, 11:15-1:15, Lunch Bunch included). Students are guided through free play, circle time, and art activities. This teaches children appropriate social interactions with their peers, reinforces turn taking and literacy skills, and further develops fine motor and creative thinking.
3's PM & JK PM (Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15). Students enjoy a combination of outdoor playtime, circle time, and structured activities to allow the students to experience new topics not covered in their classrooms and to further investigate themes from their school day. Each month, the students
will explore a new theme including, but not limited to, science, cooking, literature, health, and nutrition.
JK AM (Tuesdays, 11:15-3:00, Lunch Bunch included). Students are taught a variety of science themes outside of the JK curriculum such as weather, magnets, sound & animals. These themes are drawn from the student's own interests. They have am opportunity for hands-on experience with a variety of science-related topics that are presented in an age-appropriate manner.
Young 4's AM, 3's PM, JK AM and JK PM (Mondays – Fridays (eligible days vary by class), 11:15-12:45). Children enjoy lunch and free play with their schoolmates and teachers. They must bring their own peanut-free sack lunch.
JK PM (Thursday, 11:15-12:45, Lunch Bunch included). Lunch will be combined with learning and playing a variety of games. Through games, children will learn how to follow rules and directions, wait their turn, cooperate and share with peers, as well as practice gross motor and early math skills.
Registration for 2018 / 2019 School Year: Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be processed, in the order received. Therefore, please return your completed applications as soon as possible. Please contact our registrar, Claire Winnard, to request a registration packet, with any questions, or to schedule a tour.
Registration FAQ: Please review our REGISTRATION FAQ sheet.
Enrollment: Students are registered on a first-come basis, with priority given to siblings and current students. If your desired class is full, we will happily put you on our wait list.
Tuition and Financial Aid: We are a non-profit organization that operates on full enrollment. Limited financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need. Please contact our treasurer.
Registration Fees: A $125 fee is required to secure placement for each child attending Willow Wood.
Refunds and Late Payment: Tuition is billed in three increments (January, April, July). All fees and payments are non-refundable unless you move more than 10 miles from Willow Wood or your child requires services that we cannot provide. A $100 late fee will be applied to payments 10 days passed due. Absent extenuating circumstances, a child cannot attend class if payment is more than 30 days past due. Current students may not register if the preceding session is not paid in full.