1. We ask that you first browse through our website. Take the time to read about our philosophy and play-based approach. Decide if our program might be a good for your family's values and beliefs.
2. Call or email to inquire about current openings and schedule a tour. Please note: in order to keep our focus on the children and ensure a safe environment, we schedule tours only when we have an available opening. During the tour, we can answer any questions you may have, share our environment and approach to guidance, and give you an opportunity to meet our teachers. Most importantly, you can get a feel for exactly what time spent in our program feels like. There's no substitute for gut instinct!
3. If you decide that our program is a good fit for your child and family, we ask that you submit an application for enrollment.
4. If we are able to offer your child enrollment in our program, we then ask you to complete and submit enrollment forms, payment of the one-time $400 enrollment fee, and first month's tuition in order to hold their spot.
5 days | $1315
4 days | $1175
3 days | $950
2 days | $725
1 day | $375 (4 & 5 year olds only)
Enrollment fee $400 (there are no hidden charges, annual charges, material fees, application fees, or waitlist fees).
We enroll children between the ages of 20 months and 5 years of age.
We do not require that children be toilet trained.
Tuition includes vegetarian breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack- we participate in the USDA food program. We have Tuffo Muddy Buddy rain-suits for each child, allowing for outdoor play, rain or shine.
We are open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
Monday through Friday.
Whimsy and Wonder Preschool LLC is a year round program, we do not offer a summer off option.
Our program closes for posted holidays and bi-annual professional development days for our staff ( tuition is not discounted, or prorated for holiday closures, or weather closures.)
We follow Portland Public School's inclement weather closures.
See our calendar in the FAQ for closure dates.