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Infant & Toddler

MCWS Family Programs

 

A Waldorf Foundation

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.

The Parent/Toddler Program runs from 9-11 am and includes a time for the child to explore their environment and find independence in the familiar protection of their caregiver. The caregiver will be guided through an adult activity, so the child can yoyo back and forth to them, while becoming comfortable separating. The program starts at 9am, however families can arrive to play in the yard at 8:30. All transitions are gentle, flowing, and can include walks outside when the weather is fair.

There will be time for an activity a simple snack, some finger verses, songs and simple story and then transition to the yard to end our day at 11 with optional free play until noon. This program is an informal way to learn more about the Waldorf philosophy and approach. Since a family only attends one time per week, the program will primarily be the same with the same stories and songs for the whole session so as to allow the child familiarity with the rhythm. Essentially it is all about making the child feel at ease in a program and environment to alleviate anxiety and stress.

 

Schedule & Tuition

Sweet Peas: Newborns up to 12 months

Tuesday 1:00 - 2:30PM

Session 1: September 13 - October 18 (6 weeks) Cost: $160 

Session 2: November 15 - December 20 (no class 11/22) (5 weeks) Cost: $135 

 

Apple Blossoms: 12 months to 3 1/2 years

Tuesday 9:00 - 11:00AM (free play from 11AM - 12PM)

Session 1: September 13 - October 18 (6 weeks) Cost: $200 

Session 2: November 15 - December 20 (no class 11/22) (5 weeks) Cost: $165 

 

Apple Blossoms: 12 months to 3 1/2 years

Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00AM (free play from 11AM - 12PM)

Session 1: September 14 - October 19 (6 weeks) Cost: $200 

Session 2: November 16 - December 21 (no class 11/23) (5 weeks) Cost: $165 

 

Apple Blossoms: 12 months to 3 1/2 years

Thursday 9:00 - 11:00AM (free play from 11AM - 12PM)

Note: Class will be held on December 22 but there are no regular school classes that day due to the December break.

Session 1: September 15 - October 20 (6 weeks) Cost: $200 

Session 2: November 17 - December 22 (no class 11/24) (5 weeks) Cost: $165 

 

Registration Form

Contact Melissa Hoy for more information: mhoy@mainecoastwaldorf.org