Phone: (207) 499-0060



About Us

Our Beginning

Briarwood Children's House was founded in 2007 by Director & Teacher, Sandy Becker. Having a heart and passion for working with young children & their families, Sandy began her career as an early childhood educator in 1982 and earned her AAS in Early Childhood Education from Herkimer County Community College in upstate New York, one of two hometowns.

Introduced to Montessori in 1997 by friend and mentor Faye O. Jones, founder of Wellington Academy in FT. Myers, Florida, Montessori became her passion and pursuit. Sandy earned her MACTE Montessori Credential for 3-6 at Maine Montessori Institute in 2006 and continues to further her Montessori Teacher skill set annually at the Orlando Montessori Teacher Training Institute in Celebration, Florida with friend and Instructor Helen DeVere. She is currently finishing a BA in ECE as part of the University of Farmington cohort in order to begin a dual master's certification in both Montessori and Early Literacy.

Briarwood is a reflection of Sandy's life work & service to our young and as a compassionate and giving individual, Sandy believes caring for her children and families who attend the program is her life's calling. She is always ready to help anyone in need. Briarwood Children's House is more than just a school, it is and will be, an extension of your family.