Affiliations, Licenses, and Memberships
State of Maine Child Care License
The Stepping Stones Montessori School Primary Program (preschool/kindergarten) is licensed as a Child Care Facility by the State of Maine, but we are a school first that serves a child care need for preschool children who are in school full-time.
Maine State Department of Education Approved Private School K-8
Stepping Stones Montessori School applies to the Maine State Department of Education each year for Approved Private School status for grades K-8 by the Maine State Department of Education.
Stepping Stones Montessori School has often been able to secure school district paid tuition for students living in districts without a Middle School or certain grade.
Montessori Teacher Training
Our teachers have training through the North American Progressive Montessori Teacher Training Center (North American Montessori Center). (www.montessoritraining.net)
Pineland Suzuki School (www.pinelandsuzuki.org)
Maine Adventures in Creativity (Odyssey of the Mind)
N.A. Sher Foundation (www.sherfoundation.org)
Maine Montessori Association
Maine Academy for School Leaders
North American Montessori Association
“The teacher’s first duty is to watch over the environment, and this indirect influence takes precedence over all the rest.”