Toddler Admission Registration Process

  1. Register with the City of Ottawa Child Care Registry and Waitlist at the following: City of Ottawa Waitlist Note: There is no charge or fee for a child to be placed on the waiting list.
  2. For any questions call the school at (613) 216-7275 or email us
  3. Once you have been informed that we have an opening available, you will be invited to visit the school facility.
  4. Should you wish to apply for the opening, please submit an application form and fee of $75 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) by the due date provided to you.
  5. Once your application form and fee of $75 (non-refundable/non-transferrable) have been received by our school office, you will be provided with an enrollment package. Upon receipt of that package, please submit the following to our school office within 5 business days: all documents, forms, deposits, and fees listed in the enrollment package.
  • Notes:
  • Should applicable documents and fees not be provided by the due date(s) to the school administration, the space will be considered open and offered to the next family on the waitlist.
  • All listed requirements must be fully met for your child to be considered officially enrolled at our school.

Fees 2024-2025

  • Parkdale Montessori School is part of the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) System. The fees noted in the table below are those after the applied 52.75% CWELCC reduction.
  • Fees for the Toddler Montessori program include: 6 ½ hours of Montessori Education daily, two healthy snacks a day, a catered daily lunch by l’Entreprise Mazzola, and all yearly materials and maintenance costs.
  • Families have the option to select precare and/or aftercare if they need extended care services outside of Montessori program hours.
  • Application fee, deposits and pro-rated fees (for time already spent in the program regardless of attendance and/or services already used) are all non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.
  • Fees, programs, services and schedule are subject to change.
Program and Services Hours              Deposits                (non-refundable / non-transferable and towards total fees) Balance Total Fees
Montessori Program 8:45 am – 3:15 pm $2,500 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $7,050 (due Sept. 1st) $9,550
Precare 8:00 am – 8:45 am $100 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $500 (due Sept. 1st) $600
Aftercare 3:15 pm – 5:15 pm $200 (due within 5 working days upon receipt of enrollment package) $950 (due Sept. 1st) $1,150
* Application fee: $75 (non-refundable/non-transferable and due with submission of application form)


School Policies

  • Parkdale Montessori School welcomes all prospective parents and their families, and has a non-discriminatory admission policy for children.
  • Acceptance into our programs is based on many factors such as: availability, age, etc. Children may be admitted at any time during the school year, depending on availability of space.
  • Priority is given to children who are currently enrolled and are eligible to move to the next age grouping, siblings of children currently enrolled, and families who previously attended Parkdale Montessori School.


  • Toddlers must be able to walk independently, take only one nap per day, and feed themselves independently to be accepted into our Toddler program.
  • Ages (i.e. 18 months to 3 years-old) are approximate and placement depends on each child’s abilities and emotional growth.
  • Toddlers integrate into the program in small groups and according to age (i.e. oldest to youngest).
  • Children moving up from the Toddler community to the Casa level in January will do so only if they are deemed ready and if there is available space.

Download an application form

Toddler Admission Application