View from Above

Here’s an aerial photo of our new school buildings. So exciting!

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Ground Breaking Ceremony a Success

Pasters Peter and Alex
The crowd was ALL smiles in the sunshine yesterday (April 7th, 2013) for the official groundbreaking ceremony for two new cottages at MCHF. After a few words from Gillian Willis and Drury Stith, Paster Alex Joyner gave a blessing and everyone in reach of a shovel got the project off to a good start.







The children present were very enthusiastic and  took their shoveling duties seriously.

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MCHF in the news

Montessori Children’s House of Franktown has been featured in the local press recently:

Montessori open house is March 28 in Franktown, Eastern Shore News, March 11th, 2013

Montessori builds foundations for learning, Eastern Shore News, March 18th, 2013

Jasmine and Carrie working to uncover some spelling words.

Jasmine and Carrie working to uncover some spelling words.

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The Trees have Arrived!

Thanks to everyone who place an order with Montessori Children’s House of Franktown for Christmas greens!

We will be distributing the trees and wreathes this coming Saturday, December 1st from the hours of 9am to 1pm behind the Franktown United Methodist Church.  We will have volunteers on hand to help with your order.

If you have any additional questions or cannot make the Saturday pick-up time, please feel free to call Kari Rapine at (757) 442-1231 or email her at

Again, a big thanks from the MCHF children for your support!

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Trust and Responsibility

Today’s tip on how Montessori prepares our children for life comes from and gives some insight into how “the early introduction of matches, needles and knives prepare our children for the responsibility of car keys at sixteen?” read on…

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We “Raised the ROOF”!

new Primary Building, coming in 2013Big THANKS to everyone who helped out with or attended our “Raising the Roof” event on Saturday. The food was delicious, the auction was inspired, and the band rocked! We’re looking forward to making this an annual event.

Special thanks to our hosts, Chatham Vineyards, and to ALL of the very generous LOCAL businesses who donated food, supplies, and time. Please make an effort to spend locally whenever possible and let these businesses know you appreciate their support!

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