Family Programs

We are delighted to let you know that our Family Program (Parent & Infant and Parent & Toddler classes) will be held at Morningsong Farm in 2018/19, about 10 minutes from our Desert Road campus. Morningsong Farm has been a beloved learning environment for young children for many years, and offers beautiful indoor space as well as gardens, forests, and even chickens and horses! We hope you will be as joyful as we are about this opportunity for a location dedicated to our family programs.

We are equally excited that Hanna Graham, MCWS alumni and parent, will be teaching these classes. Hanna comes to us with a lifetime of experience with Waldorf education, a certificate from the Lifeways birth to three program, and deep enthusiasm for working with parents of young children. We appreciate your patience as we have been working behind the scenes to bring this wonderful dream to fruition.

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 home-life that supports healthy and joyful growth.

 

2018/2019 Schedule

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 expectant parents and parents with their children from birth to approximately 18 months.

Sweet Peas: For expectant parents, newborns to crawlers (no walkers) -
     Thursday 1:00 to 2:30 PM

Session 3:  January 10 – March 14 (no class 2/21) (9 weeks) Cost: $225

Session 4:  March 28 – May 30 (no class 4/18) (9 weeks) Cost: $225

 

Johnny-Jump Ups: For beginning walkers to approximately 18 months -
      (See Apple Blossoms below)

 

 

Parent & Toddler Classes

Our Parent & Toddler classes provide a gentle structure within which 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 year-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.

Apple Blossoms: For approx.18 months to 3 ½ years ***NEW CLASS***
        Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 AM

NOTE: This class replaces the Johnny-Jump Ups: Beginning walker to 18-month class. Please contact us if you are interested in the Johnny-Jump Ups class and we will put you on a wait list.

Session 3: January 8 – March 12 (no class 2/19) (9 weeks) Cost: $270  

Session 4: March 26 – May 28 (no class 4/16) (9 weeks) Cost: $270  FULL

 

Apple Blossoms: Wednesday and Thursday classes are FULL. Please contact us to be placed on our wait list.

Classes are enrolled on a first come, first served basis. If you have more than one child, we ask that there be a caregiver for each one. Caregivers retain full responsibility for their children.

Return Registration form and tuition payment to:

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

To be put on a wait list for the sessions that are full or if you have questions about the program, please contact Melissa Hoy, at:  207.865.3900, Ext. 151 or [email protected].