The Martinmas Lantern Walk The Martinmas Lantern Walk
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Many Waldorf communities have taken up the European tradition of celebrating the festival of Martinmas with a Lantern Walk during the evening on, or near, November 11, the day of St. Martin’s death. What does this signify to us in these modern times? Martin was born in the year 316, and died in 387. He […]

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A Simple Halloween in Early Childhood A Simple Halloween in Early Childhood
Friday, November 2, 2018

Jack O’Lantern, Jack O’ Lantern, you are such a funny sight, sitting up on my window looking out at the night. This Jack O’Lantern greeted all the children of the Early Childhood as they made their way up to the woodland camp for this sunny and crisp Halloween Day. The beech trees were shedding their […]

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Learn more about Nursery Kindergarten at Maine Coast Waldorf School Today! Learn more about Nursery Kindergarten at Maine Coast Waldorf School Today!
Monday, July 9, 2018

Our nursery and kindergarten classes are punctuated by joyful exploration and quieter periods of rest. The school day follows a regular routine and includes creative play, circle time (verses, nursery rhymes, songs, and games), snack time, nature stories, folk and fairy tales, artistic activities, and outdoor play. All of these activities are designed to strengthen […]

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Early Childhood Celebrates Michaelmas Festival Early Childhood Celebrates Michaelmas Festival
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“Michaelmas is symbolic, ancient tradition celebrated in autumn. As the days grow shorter and the sun wanes, human beings often feel called to sleepiness. The strength of our will seems sapped, and we feel pulled towards complacency. To conquer this lethargic “dragon,” we must look inward to find strength and an “inner light” to guide […]

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The Winter Garden The Winter Garden
Sunday, December 4, 2016

  Deep mid-winter is drawing near There is darkness in our garden here— One small flame yet bravely burns To show the path which ever turns. Earth, please bear us as we go, Seeking Light to send a-glow Branches green and moss and fern, Mark our path to trace each turn. All the animals, teach […]

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Craft Morning this Saturday Craft Morning this Saturday
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Children under 7 and their caregivers are invited to join us at the Early Childhood Center this Saturday, November 19th, 9:30 – 11 am, 60 Desert Road, Freeport for a morning of seasonal songs, story and a craft. The charge for the event is $5/child. This is a wonderful opportunity for your friends who have expressed […]

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The Young Child’s Urgent Need for Quiet The Young Child’s Urgent Need for Quiet
Monday, October 10, 2016

The young child is an open sense organ. Everything in the environment penetrates into her very being and affects the developing nervous system. Light, sound, activity and environmental toxins all bombard the young child of today.   With the eyes, the child has a means of shutting out this bombardment. She can close her eyelids […]

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Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Waldorf Education Thinking, Feeling and Willing in Waldorf Education
Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Waldorf education is an educational journey that works with and builds upon the stages of child development.  What a child needs at age 6 is entirely different from what a child needs at age 10 or 15.  Along with this comes the acknowledgement that every individual has something inherent to offer.  Often, when hearing of […]

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