To aid life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself, that is the basic task of the educator.
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Winfield Children’s House is a Montessori school offering infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten programs. Located in Falmouth, Maine, Winfield Children’s House has served families from Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Westbrook and Portland for over 25 years.
Winfield Children’s House offers authentic Montessori education in full-time and part-time schedules throughout the academic school year and during our arts and nature-based summer camp for children ages 6 months to 6 years old. Our programs are accredited by the Montessori School Accreditation Commission, an affiliate of the American Montessori Society. Our accreditation means that our programs meet or exceed the rigorous standards set forth by MSAC and AMS. We are the only accredited Montessori school in Southern Maine.
Learn more about our program options for infant, toddler, preschool and Kindergarten.
We offer certification programs for Montessori teachers. Click to go to our teacher training website.
Find out the history of our programs and buildings, including our antique one-room school house.
Winfield Children’s House provides outstanding education for children ages 6 months to 6 years old. Learn about the goals that guides our school.
Recent Blog Posts
April 13, 2015 |
Winfield Children’s House is fortunate to have a beautiful wooded campus and playgrounds with mature shade trees and plenty of room to run and play. Across the street, we can access a beautiful loop trail in the Falmouth Town Forrest with hills, streams, rock formations, bridges and vernal pools. As we approach school vacation week and the holidays of Earth Day and Arbor Day, let’s reflect on deepening the connection of children to the natural world. One way teachers from the Maine Montessori Institute connect with this issue is through the work of author Richard Louv. His influential book Last Child in the Woods is required reading for the Montessori teacher training. From his...
March 16, 2015 |
The staff who were able to attend the American Montessori Society Annual Conference in Philadelphia this past weekend are returning to school with a wealth of resources about teaching and learning. One term that was popular in workshops and keynotes was “executive function.” The latest research in neuroscience is giving educators a lot of insight into how the brain learns. A metaphor for executive function is the “air-traffic control” of the brain. In other words, the mechanisms that allow concentration, organization, flexibility and the ability to filter distractions. Research is showing these abilities are teachable. Montessori programs are able to provide an environment to let these skills unfold with the long, uninterrupted work time...
February 23, 2015 |
Winfield Children’s House is proud of the success of our newest program, the Bambini classroom for children ages 6 months to 16 months. Limited space is available now and we are enrolling families to start the program in June when older children transition into the Toddler House programs. Please call to learn more about our specific infant program options and to arrange for a personal tour of the classroom and our school. You can reach us during regular business hours at...