FAQs

Willow Oak Children's House Preschool is NOW ENROLLING


Q: What ages are eligible to attend the Children's House?

A: Once your child is 3 years old, they meet the minimum age that is required to attend our preschool. We are required to follow the NC kindergarten cut-off for the eldest in our program as they are part of the charter school, this means that if your child turns 5 on or before August 31st they must apply to our charter school's admissions lottery to be eligible to attend our kindergarten program.


Q: How many classrooms are at Children’s House?

A: We have three multi-age classrooms of preschool & public kindergarten-aged children. Each class serves 25 children, students range in age from 3 to 6 years old. Student/Teacher ratio is approx. 13:1.


Q: What time is drop off & pick up?

A: Students are dropped off between 8:10 - 8:30am and picked up between 11:45-12:00pm or 3:00-3:20pm, depending on if they are half-day or full-day students.


Q: Are you open year-round?

A: No, as a preschool we follow the same calendar as the charter school. We operate from mid/late August until early June, with the observance of Fall, Winter, Spring breaks, as well as other days like teacher workdays.


Q: Do students have outdoor time?

A: Yes! Weather permitting, we spend time on the playground at the beginning, middle, and/or end of each day. Each class also has an outdoor learning environment that is an extension of the classroom.


Q: Do children need to be fully out of diapers in order to be eligible to attend the Children’s House?

A: Yes, children need to be able to take care of their toileting needs with minimal to no assistance.


Q: Do you offer an extended day?

A: Yes! Children are able to stay for the full school day, 8:10am - 3:20pm as well as adding on before and after school care. Before school begins at 7:30am and after school runs until 6:00pm


Q: Do students that attend Willow Oak Montessori Children’s House receive priority if interested in attending Willow Oak Montessori Charter School?

A: No priority is given to Children’s House students in the Charter School lottery. The Charter School currently serves students in grades K-8.


If you have any additional questions, please contact us at observations@willowoakmontessori.org