Schedule of Operation

Wee Wings Montessori offers half-day and full-day sessions for preschool age children (ages 3-5), along with before- and after-school care on an hourly basis. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Admission Policy
Wee Wings Montessori is a non-discriminatory school which is open to children regardless of religion or ethnic origin.The Montessori preprimary curriculum is designed to educate and care for children ages 2 1/2 through 5.

Interested parents are invited to attend informational open houses. Individual tours of the school to observe classes while in session may be scheduled by appointment.

Program Philosophy

Wee Wings Montessori seeks to educate the whole child by providing a quality, personalized learning experience in a nurturing atmosphere and by valuing the uniqueness of each child.

Belief Statements

* We believe education involves the whole child – emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually.

* We believe in the uniqueness, worth, and dignity of the individual.

* We believe that a prepared environment, which is developmentally appropriate, positively affects learning and thus leads children to become independent thinkers who are self-motivated and continuous learners.

* We believe that children learn more effectively in an atmosphere of collaboration and cooperation where peace and nonviolence are encouraged.

* We believe in learning as a process based on life’s experience.

Tuition is calculated monthly based on the number of half-day or full-day sessions contracted for each month. For full-time monthly payment, there is a 5% discount (12 month enrollment, with a 2-week vacation included). Any additional charge for child care will be billed weekly, due on the Friday following services.

Two Options for tuition payment are available:
Option 1: Tuition paid on the first of every month receives a 5% discount.
Option 2: Tuition paid weekly or bi-weekly on Monday, prior to services.

Withdrawal Policy

A one (1)-week written notice of intent to withdraw from Wee Wings Montessori is required.

Prepaid tuition will be refunded, upon request and on a prorated basis, in the event that illness or family move necessitates withdrawal of the student. A two (2)-week written notice in advance of the withdrawal date is requested.

Vacation/Sick Time

The preschool is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Families are allowed two weeks of vacation during which tuition will not be charged. Three sick days are allowed at no charge per attendance year. Tuition for illnesses i excess of three days will be parent’s responsibility, however, this charge may be waived at Director’s discretion.

School Closings
Wee Wings Montessori is located within the Wayland Union School District. We will be open on public school “snow days” to accommodate working parents. The Director will contact parents if this is not possible due to dangerous weather/road conditions. If Wayland Union Schools have a snow day and the child is scheduled to attend, tuition will  be charged whether child attends or not.

There may be a rare instance when the church has an actitvity (i.e. a funeral). If we cannot relocate or make other plans for the time, Wee Wings may have to close. Parents will be given as much advanced notice as possible, and there will be no tuition charged for the day(s).

Health and Safety
At all times when the center is open, there will be at least one Wee Wings Montessori staff member present who has been certified in CPR/First Aid, and trained in Blood Borne Pathogens/Universal Precautions. We will follow OSHA guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy environment for each child. Classrooms and bathrooms are cleaned daily and sanitized throughout the day. Hand hygiene has been proven the simplest and most effective control measure for the spread of most viruses, through hand washing, hand sanitizing, and disposable safety gloves. The staff members teach children appropriate hand washing techniques and request that volunteers follow the same hand hygiene to deter the spread of germs.

Health Records

Children are required to have a complete and up-to-date immunization record on file. All children must have a Health Appraisal Form signed by the child’s physician on file within 30 days of entry into the program to avoid exclusion.


The school does not have facilities to care for children when they are sick. If your child is not feeling well, please keep him/her home. If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be notified using the information provided on you Child Information Record. Please have a plan so that you or your emergency persons will be able to pick up your child promptly should the need arise.

Please do not have your child attend school with any of these conditions:

* Temperature above 100 degrees (must be fever-free for 24 hours to return to school)

* Unusual drowsiness, excessive sleep, or the child appears ill

* Complaints of pain

* Vomiting two or more times in a 24-hour period

* Three or more loose/watery bowel movements in a 24-hour period

* Body rash with fever

* Severe cough or difficulty breathing

* Red swollen eyes or pus draining from eyes

* Ringworm, lice, or pinworms

Staff showing any of the above symptoms will also be excluded from school.


Throughout the course of the day, a child may have a minor accident requiring a bandage or soothing words. Staff will inform you when this happens.

In the event of a serious accident, these steps will be followed:

  • If necessary, 9-1-1 will be called, Basic First Aid and comfort will be given to the child.
  • Parents will be contacted. IF we are unable to reach you, the emergency person listed on the Child Information Record will be called.

We prefer that medication be given at home whenever possible. However, if it is necessary for your child to receive medication while at school, the following are required:

  • A Medication Authorization form completed and signed by a physician, which includes the physician’s orders and the parent’s written permission.
  • Medication must be in the original pharmacy-labeled container.
  • The center will store the medication according to package instructions, keep it locked up out of the reach of children, and maintain a record as to the time and amount given. Asthma/allergy medication will be kept in the area where the child is located.

Each child will need to bring a sack lunch every day. Lunch containers must have first and last names printed on them. Wee Wings will place a form in each lunchbox which parents must initial each day indicating the date that food is placed in lunch container.

We will have food available for a nominal fee in the case of a forgotten lunch. Children will also have a morning and afternoon snack, consisting of fruit, veggies, cheese, crackers and other nutritional snacks. These will be a part of the Montessori curriculum and may be provided by volunteering families or Wee Wings staff.

Nap/Rest Time

According to State of Michigan regulations, children are required to have a rest period daily. Wee Wings Montessori will provide the mats, pillows, and sheets for children to rest on, but each child will provide his/her own blanket. We will send these items home on Friday to be washed and returned on the following Monday.

We encourage the use of slippers in the classroom. If you would like your child to wear slippers, please provide a pair to leave at school so they readily available. We ask that these slippers are conservative in size and design as to not cause any distractions or make it difficult for your child to walk.


As is required for compliance with Michigan Public Act 116, smoking is not permitted in the building or on the grounds of our center. We also ask that no one smoke during any off-site function in the presence of the children.