Parent / Infant / Toddler Classes

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 parentswith infants who have not begun walking, along with expectant parents.

Parent & Infant Classes meet on Friday mornings from 10:30-noon and include a light snack for the adults.

Parent & Infant Class Schedule for 2015-16:

Friday Mornings, 10:30-noon

  • Session 1: September 18-October 23
  • Session 2: November 6-December 18 (No class Nov 27)
  • Session 3: January 8-February 26 (No classes Feb 5 & Feb 19)
  • Session 4: March 4-April 15 (No class Mar 25)
  • Session 5: April 29-June 3

Cost: $90 for 6-week sessions 

 

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 and include a light snack. The beginning week of each new Parent & Toddler Class also offers an orientation session—just for the parents—intended for those who are joining a class for the first time.

Parent & Toddler Class Schedule for Fall 2015

Thursdays Mornings,  9–11am

  • September 17-December 17 (No class Oct 29 & Nov 26)

Friday Mornings, 9-11am

  • September 18-December 18 (No class Oct 30 & Nov 27)

Cost: $385 for 11 week sessions

Thursday and Friday morning Parent-Toddler classes are now full for the 2015 fall session.  Please contact Heidi Drexel at hdrexel@mainecoastwaldorf.org to inquire about our waitlist.  

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 Heidi Drexel, Early Childhood Outreach Coordinator, 207.865.3900, Ext. 163, hdrexel@mainecoastwaldorf.org.