2019-2020 Schedule and Fees

Our program runs four days a week, Tuesday through Friday. A minimum of 3 days, 3 hours per day is required. We recommend four hours for children who show readiness. The option is always present for families who wish to increase hours of enrollment. The longest day we provide is eight hours. This offering is in consideration of families who desire more childcare. 

What option best fits your family?


Ease in Morning,  9:00-12:00,  is a gentle introduction to group learning. This option may benefit children who may still need to go home and have a nap.

Extended Afternoon, 9:00-1:00,  offers the the additional benefit of children sharing another hour for lunch, a story, conversations over lunch and also finishing up projects from the morning. This option becomes increasingly popular as the children settle in and get to know their friends. If you start out with the three-hour option, your child will most likely be asking to stay longer before mid-year. 

Early Drop-off, 8:00, allows children to come to school an hour early for parents who need to get to work. 

Later Pick-Up, 2:30 or 4:00, allows parents who would like to take advantage of afternoon hours. We structure these last hours to serve the needs of the smaller group. Children who need to rest more will do so, along with gentle music and more story time. We focus these hours to serve the children who are with us and work with parents to determine the plan. It is likely that another trip to the park will take place after rest time.


A 5% discount will be applied to tuition paid in full.  

Registration Priority

Registration priority will be given to returning families until December 1st.  Please understand that we seek to create a balanced and diverse group.  We have a waiting list option if we are at first unable to place your child with us.

Application Deadlines and Acceptance Letters.

We are always accepting applications until the group is full.  Call to find out about current openings and future openings.  You can access the application on our website at any time. Space is limited, so it is advised that you send us your application prior to February.

Application and Deposit Fees.

An application processing fee of $100 is required with submission of your application. We will refund the fee if we are not able to provide a space for your child. Deliver or mail your application to Willow Nest Studio.

Upon acceptance to our program, you are expected to provide a first month's deposit along with your signed contract within 30 days.  Failure to do so will open your spot to another interested family.

Your first payment after that is due on July 1st.  Our program runs for nine months total, mid-September to mid-June. The first week includes a couple of partial days of parent participation in order to help children gently separate.