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“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.”Maria Montessori
 
 
 

Our Programs

 
 
Transition Room

Infant

Boosting your child’s brainpower starts early at Woodpark Montessori. Our infant program is geared towards children ages 6 weeks through 16 months.
 
Toddler Room

Transition

At Woodpark, when children are developmentally ready they move on to our Transition Room! In the transition room they are introduced to many new exciting skills alongside beginning Montessori Education.
 
Preschool Room

Toddler

We begin a more structured learning in our Toddler room. We incorporate exciting planned play opportunities for our toddlers as well as continuing their Montessori education from the Transition room!
 
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Preschool

We teach our preschoolers about the world around them through hands-on participation at their own pace! We believe that preschoolers should be given time to experience education and understand concepts in a way that makes sense to them. The preschool picture that the preview has now can stay the same!
 
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Kindergarten

We have a unique and highly valuable Kindergarten program! Our director, Miss Misty, is also our Kindergarten teacher. Over the past 20 years, we have learned so much from each other and she has helped create an amazing program that brings special one-of-a-kind concepts.
 
 

Enrichment

During the day, we instruct our students in a variety of ways in the classroom. They do Montessori work, reading, writing, math, calendar time, singing, sensory activities, art and so much more. In addition to what happens in the classroom, we bring in qualified instructors to aid in your child or children’s growth and development of certain subjects. Included in your child’s program here at Woodpark are Music lessons, Sign Language, Physical Education, and Spanish. We also offer Dancersize and Piano lessons during the school day for those that would like to take advantage of them.
 
Field Trips
During the school year Woodpark takes a variety of field trips. Some of these are to local parks and areas for picnics and exploration. Some field trips consist of going places such as the Minnesota Zoo, the Dodge Nature Center, and the Children’s Museum. In the winter we also have different organizations that come to our school, so the students get to see new places and experiences even if there is snow on the ground!
 
Field Trip
 
Hockey
During the summer we have two student volunteers, Miss Josie and Miss Emma. They teach our students hockey! Along with teaching hockey they also help out in the classroom they are both tri-sport athletes, who made Varsity teams their freshman year.
 
Hockey Class
 
They are tennis doubles partners, as well as varsity lacrosse players. Not only do they excel in athletics but in their academics as well. They were both recognized for their high involvement in sports and their academic excellence this past year, being honored with the Interscholastic Academic Achievement Award.
Living in the state of hockey, we thought it would be good to expose our students to the sport. During hockey class they learn the basics of hockey. They learn the names of the different parts of the stick, how to hold the stick properly, how to pass and how to shoot. Since hand eye coordination is a huge part of hockey, we have found that it is a great cross-training for other sports our students participate in!
 
Spanish
Our Spanish teachers plan and prepare lessons, games, songs, and daily speech in Spanish. These teachers spend time in each room almost every day doing a Spanish activity with the students. We are often shocked at how easily our students learn Spanish through play and interaction with those around them! They begin to use and recognize Spanish words in everyday play, and we often hear teachers referring to areas or items of the room with their Spanish names as the children and teachers begin to learn more.
 
Sign Language Class
 
Sign Language
Our sign language teacher, Ms. Sheryl, works with our students during the school year on Sign Language each week. She sings songs, reads stories, and teaches through Sign Language each lesson. The children begin experiencing this in the Toddler room and continue through Kindergarten. They enjoy building their knowledge, starting with simple songs and moving up to more advanced sign language skills as they grow. It always amazes the teachers how eager they are to learn and how much they grow through their repeated sign language instruction.
 
 
Physical Education
Physical Education is a crucial part of children’s development and experiences here at Woodpark. Our children get opportunities to work their large muscles through everyday activities such as playing outside, but we also feel that it aids in their development to facilitate more organized physical education experiences as well. These are instructed by our teachers and planned each day. We are fortunate enough to have a large motor room on one end of our school that is used for physical education all months of the year. This room is vast and big enough to accompany an entire class of children at once. This means we are able to experience physical education at all times of the year, especially when it is snowing outside
 
Physical Education
 
Music
 
Music Class
 
Our music teacher, Ms. Romayne, has been working with us for many years. She prepares our children for our music programs that we put on two times a year. These happen in the winter and in the spring. They learn a variety of songs that are educational and exciting. It is always one of our favorite experiences to hear all of the children singing songs about the world around them and expanding their knowledge through music!
 

Dancercise/Piano

Some additional activities we offer that some families choose to take advantage of are dancercise and piano! Dancercise happens every week with professional teachers. Our children learn through organized dance and curriculum! They will experience ballet, tap, jazz, creative dance and tumbling. They instill confidence, encourage our children to be themselves and learn through dance!
An additional enrichment we offer is piano. Piano is taught by Ms. Romanye, the music teacher, she is a familiar face for our children! She does individual piano lessons with our children and works very hard to instill the knowledge in our children to succeed in their piano work!
 
 
Misty Taking a Walk with the Kids
Meet our Director!
Miss Misty started at Woodpark when she was just 16 years old in 1995. Not only is she our director, but she is also our lead curriculum coordinator. Miss Misty has a very unique approach to teaching. One of her favorite activities to do with our students is go on nature walks. Pointing out all the different kinds of birds and trees is one of the many hands on activities she does.
 
BlayrThompson
Alumni of the Month
Blayr went to Woodpark from 1999 - 2003! Miss. Misty, Miss Erica, Miss. Grace, Miss. Gerta, and Miss. Priyanthi were all her teachers too! She was the captain of the Varsity Lacrosse team at Apple Valley High School, and graduated in 2014. She is now a Sophomore at Winona State University. She continues to play lacrosse and was on the Dean’s List for her first two semesters of college! She looks back fondly on her time at Woodpark and loves to come back and visit all her teachers! She still has the perfect handwriting she learned while in our classrooms! :)