What to Expect:


Red Cottage's toddler program offers a safe, peaceful and nurturing community for the youngest children at our school. The prepared environment supports freedom of movement and uninterrupted time for concentration and focus on their work. A strong emphasis on independence and problem solving is encouraged.


This classroom experience is often the first one a child has away from family or caregivers. Therefore patience and gentle encouragement are provided and consistency is adhered to while the children learn and play.


"We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity."




Red Cottage's Toddler Community is a half day program for children 18 mo - 3 years. For families who need extended care, Red Cottage offers an extended day until 3:00pm which includes nap time.




8:30-11:30 am



8:30-3:00 pm



Red Cottage Montessori loosely follows the Red Wing Public School Calendar. Please click here for the most up-to-date calendar information.



Tuition Rates are published in the 2021-22 ENROLLMENT INFO section of this website.


2021-22 Admissions process for new applicants

By clicking on the 2021-22 ENROLLMENT INFO tab above, you will have access to downloadable materials that cover the Enrollment and Admissions Process for 2021-22.  In addition to submitting the Application for Admission, parent(s)/guardian(s) will also be required to attend an Information Session and an Observation Session.  More detailed information on these requirements is provided in the 2021-22 ENROLLMENT INFO section.  Applications for Admission are now being accepted, which must include a $100 application fee for your application to be considered. Following the application submission, an enrollment decision will be made in a timely manner.  It is to your benefit to schedule your Information Session and Observation Session early, since there are a limited number of new student spaces available for 2021-22.  Should there be a waiting list, your child’s name will be placed on it in the order your application was received. You can download an Application for Admission from this website. 


TODDLER Lead Guide

Erin Spieker,

TODDLER Assistant