Children's House Montessori School benefit dinner

Feb 21, 2013

Camden — Inside the walls of the historic Elm Street School building in Camden, visitors will no longer find a schoolmarm and the ink wells that once tempted boys to dip girl’s pony tails are gone as well.

These days the education that happens inside these historic walls follows Dr. Maria Montessori’s methods that she championed around the turn of the last century. Today, children move through this historic structure with curiosity, gently guided to their next new discovery by teachers that aim less to impart information and more to touch their imaginations in a way that enthuses them to their inmost core.

The Children’s House Montessori School provides an educational culture that respects the child’s innate desire to learn and fosters curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking, while preparing every child to become a thoughtful, independent, and compassionate global citizen. Children’s House has been in existence since 1979 (one of the oldest Montessori schools in Maine) serving children from toddlers through age 10.

To assist Children’s House and their mission, Graffam Bros. Harborside Restaurant has arranged for Tuesday, Feb. 26 to be their Community Connections night. On Tuesday, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Graffam family will donate half of whatever restaurant patrons spend on dinner to the Children’s House Montessori School.

This night will mark that half-way point in the 10 scheduled fundraising dinners hosted by Harborside Restaurant benefiting local nonprofit organizations.

Anyone wishing to support Children’s House is invited to simply eat dinner at Harborside on Feb. 26, from 5 to 9 p.m. Graffam Bros. Harborside Restaurant is located off the public landing parking lot on the ground floor of the Grand Harbor Inn building. Representatives from Children’s House will be available at the restaurant all evening to answer questions about their organization.



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