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The Children's House

19 Wilson Street
Spencer, MA 01562

(774) 745-0074

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense more

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  • Puzzles
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Parquetry blocks, pegboards, and mosaic toys
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Music more

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  • Musical instruments
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Enough room for children to move around and play and a suitable indoor alternative to the outdoor playground on rainy days
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught

From the Director:

We are a Montessori-based preschool and daycare environment. Our lead teacher holds a Masters degree in Education, a Bachelors degree in English Teaching, and her lifetime Montessori certification through the American Montessori Society.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The Children's House prides itself on a progressive Montessori approach to early childhood education. While adhering to tried and true Montessori techniques, we are also responsive to current research in the field and modify our works, disciplinary approaches, and instructional methods to best meet the unique and individualized needs of students. We create individualized learning plans for each child that explore their strengths and weaknesses, and use the former to develop the latter in ways that more traditional, compartmentalized methods are incapable of replicating. Our focus is 100% on the child and how to most effectively enable them to grow into their potential.

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Parents and our lead teacher are in frequent contact via face-to-face meetings before and after school, and a journal that goes home at night, and comes back in the morning, providing an opportunity for an ongoing dialogue. These meetings and the journal focus on learning objectives, behavioral progress, social skills development, forthcoming research in early childhood education, and local events that may be of interest to our families.