Our Toddlers are Growing... and so is our Program!

 At play on the Breakwater toddler playground: Children are the protagonists of their own growth and gain knowledge through relationships with other humans and with the environments that surround them. 

At play on the Breakwater toddler playground: Children are the protagonists of their own growth and gain knowledge through relationships with other humans and with the environments that surround them. 

In response to the growth of our exceptional program and the needs of our community, Breakwater's early childhood division will add a second toddler classroom for the 2017/2018 school year! Families readying to welcome new babies, or looking for an educational environment for their curious young children, are invited to contact us now to initiate the application process.

WHAT WE DO

Philosophy
Breakwater’s toddler program introduces students to our developmentally responsive progressive school environment. Inspired by the best practices of Reggio Emilia and Montessori education, and grounded in intentional, integrated and research based teaching, we guide young children through play based, emergent curriculum rooted in a celebration of the natural world. This is the "Breakwater Way" for our youngest students.

Our Day
We enroll children 18 to 36 months, in a maximum class size of 9, and a teacher/student ratio of no greater than 1:5. Scheduling options include 5 half days from 8am-12pm or 3 to 5 full days from 8am to 3pm with Aftercare options until 5:30pm. Toddlers in our program are provided an environment expertly designed for their developmental needs while initiating them to Breakwater’s unique toddler through middle school learning continuum. 

Welcoming
Breakwater is an intentional, inclusive community made up of dynamic educators and families that together engage students to lead wholehearted lives. It may be an overused adage - yet it does take a village. Many at Breakwater describe our school community as an extension of home. We are honored by this acknowledgment, and committed to building strong, effective partnerships between teachers, parents and the children we serve.

Breakwater believes children are capable and intelligent. Children are resilient, curious, and unique. They are the protagonists of their own growth and desire to gain knowledge through relationships with other humans and with the environments that surround them. From early in life they negotiate with the social and physical world- with everything they see, touch, taste, feel and hear. Our toddler program is built from this understanding, and provides play, nature and curiosity-based hands-on learning experiences in a joyful, loving environment in which children's curiosity is respected, creativity valued, and collaborations supported.

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES are encouraged to contact Moriah Perry, Breakwater’s Director of Admissions, to schedule a time to visit our school and meet our teachers. Call Moriah at 207.772.8689 ext. 243 or fill in our contact form here. For more information about our Early Childhood Division or educational continuum, visit Academics.

CURRENT BREAKWATER FAMILIES, please spread the word about our expansion! (Word of mouth truly is our most successful method of promotion. Particularly coming from people, like you, who know first hand the incomparable smile of Breakwater child!)