Family Programs

Parents and caregivers of children under three have one of the most important jobs in the world, so we offer programs to nurture and support those who care for infants and toddlers.

In our Parent & Infant and Parent & Toddler classes, we explore parenting challenges and share ideas about how to create a homelife that supports healthy and joyful growth. Classes meet weekly and are facilitated by a Waldorf-trained teacher.

Parent & Infant Classes

Together we observe the infants as they explore their environment and gain physical abilities such as rolling, sitting, crawling and standing. Drawing on these observations, we will talk about how to best meet the needs of different developmental stages, and how to understand and enjoy the individuality of each child.

We hope you will bring your questions and share your insights. For this class, we enroll parents with infants who have not begun walking, along with expectant parents.

Parent & Infant Classes meet on Thursday afternoons  from 1:30-3:00 pm and include a light snack for the adults.

Parent & Infant Class Schedule for 2016-17: Our Thursday afternoon Parent & Infant class is full for the winter session. Please contact us with any questions and for more information about our spring session.  

Thursday Afternoons, 1:30-3:00 pm

Spring Session (8 weeks):  April 6 - June 1 (no class 4/20)  Cost: $120

Parent & Toddler Classes

Our Parent & Toddler classes provide a gentle structure within which 12–36 month olds can confidently explore the larger world with the security of a parent nearby. Children enjoy a balance of ample free play with engaging activities. For parents the class is a chance to observe how Waldorf teachers transform simple actions into opportunities for learning, while enjoying an atmosphere of warmth, respect, and mutual support among other adults in a similar life stage.

Parent & Toddler Classes meet on Thursday and Friday mornings from 9:00 - 10:30 am and include a light snack. There is a new Saturday class that meets on Saturday mornings, 9:30 - 11:00 am.

Parent & Toddler Class Schedule

NEW! Saturday Morning Class 9:30 - 11:00 am

Saturday Session (6 weeks):  March 4 - April 8  Cost: $120 

Thursday Morning Class  9:00-10:30 am   Our Thursday morning Parent & Toddler class is full for the spring session.  

Spring Session (8 weeks):  April 6 - June 1 (no class 4/20)  Cost: $160 - FULL

Friday Morning Class  9:00 - 10:30 am   Our Friday morning Parent & Toddler class is full for the spring session.  

Spring Session (8 weeks):  April 7 - June 2 (no class 4/21)  Cost: $160 - FULL


Classes are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.  

Return registration form and tuition payment to:

Maine Coast Waldorf School, 57 Desert Road, Freeport, ME 04032

If you have questions about the program, please contact Amy Kessler, admissions assistant, at:  207.865.3900, Ext. 160, [email protected].