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 expectant parents and parents with their children from birth to 12 months. 

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 2017-18:   

Thursday Afternoons, 1:30-3:00 pm

Fall Session: September 21 - December 14 (10 weeks: No class 10/26, 11/9, 11/23) Cost: $200

Winter Session: January 11 - March 15 (9 weeks: No class 02/22) Cost: $180

Spring Session: March 29 - May 31 (9 weeks: No class 04/19) Cost: $180

Parent & Toddler Classes

Our Parent & Toddler classes provide a gentle structure within which 1 to 3 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.

Parent & Toddler Classes meet on Thursday and Friday mornings from 9:00 - 10:30 am with outdoor free play from 10:30 - 11:00. 

Parent & Toddler Class Schedule

Thursday Morning Class  9:00-10:30 am, with outdoor free play from 10:30 - 11:00.   

Fall Session: September 21 - December 14 (10 weeks: No class 10/26, 11/9, 11/23)  *FULL*

Winter Session: January 11 - March 15 (9 weeks: No class 02/22)  *FULL*

Spring Session: March 29 - May 31 (9 weeks: No class 04/19)  *FULL*

 

Friday Morning Class  9:00-10:30 am, with outdoor free play from 10:30 - 11:00.

Fall Session: September 22 - December 15 (10 weeks: No class 10/27, 11/10, 11/24)  *FULL*

Winter Session: January 12 - March 16 (9 weeks: No class 02/23)  *FULL*

Spring Session: March 30 - June 1 (9 weeks: No class 04/20)  *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

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].