Once you have decided that your child may be ready for the toddler or primary program at Maine Mountain Children’s House, use the following steps to start the enrollment process.
1. Appointment for a Tour/Visit
The first step in our enrollment process is for you to make an appointment to visit our classroom. Please call us at (207) 491-2596 to set up a convenient time. We request that this first visit be “adults only." This allows you, as a parent, to assess the school, observe our classroom, and decide if the Montessori method for the right fit for your child. This meeting is typically about 30-45 minutes long, but we can take as long you'd like!
2. Child Visit
After visiting our classroom, we will plan a follow-up visit with your child. This child visit is approximately 45-60 minutes. If needed, parents are welcome to escort your child to the classroom and stay for a few minutes until they can be engaged in a classroom activity. This allows the school’s teaching staff to work with and observe the child in the Montessori classroom environment. Parents are encouraged to return to the classroom after about 45-60 minutes to pick up their child and check in with the lead teacher about the visit.
3. Enrollment in our Program
If you are looking for immediate enrollment, we make ongoing decisions based on openings in our classroom. For enrollment for the next school year, we begin accepting students in May, after our current students have gone through their re-enrollment process in April.
Once both parents and children have visited the school and met with the Director and Lead Teacher, we will decide together if MMCH seems like a good fit for your family.
Next, please fill out an Admissions packet (listed under each program) and return it at your earliest convenience along with a non-transferable, non-refundable enrollment fee of $50.00 made out to Maine Mountain Children’s House.