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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


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


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


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!


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!


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.

Our Programs

At Woodpark Montessori & Child Care, we have four programs: Infant (6 weeks-12 months), Transition, Toddler, Preschool, and Kindergarten. Each of these programs is unique to the age of the children attending and varies depending on which classroom they are in.
The following areas of work are systematically implemented according to the young child's learning receptiveness (i.e. practical life activities, sensorial activities, language, math, geography, science, and culture). In our prepared environment, the children learn to respect different abilities and interests of other children and enjoy being together.
When they enter the Preschool room they continue many of the activities they began in the Toddler room with more structure. They start to interact with letters and numbers in the beginning stages of reading and writing. Finally, when children enter our Kindergarten program they find a unique experience combined with Montessori work and academic work throughout their day.
All of the children at Woodpark interact with the world around them in meaningful ways every day, they are encouraged to explore, ask questions, and build their knowledge independently as they grow. To find out more information about each individual program, please feel free to email our Director, Miss Misty, at mistykooyman@gmail.com
Infant Room
Durable High Chairs
Transition Room
Preschool Room
Toddler Room
Kindergarten Learning Area
Preschool Room
Muscle Room
Muscle Room
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.
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! :)