Welcome to our Family Programs

We believe that the parents and caregivers of children under three years old have one of the most important jobs in the world. So we offer programs to nurture and support those who care for babies and young children. In our Parent Infant and Parent Child classes, we explore parenting challenges and share ideas about how to create a home life that supports healthy and joyful growth. Classes meet weekly and are facilitated by a Waldorf-trained teacher.

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Parent & Toddler Classes

These classes provide a gentle structure within which toddlers (up to young three-year-olds) can begin to experience the world outside of the home with the security of a parent nearby. Ample time for play will be balanced with simple activities. Parents will have the opportunity to observe how the teacher transforms these activities into education for the young child. The classes provide a welcoming and respectful place where parents can come together in mutual support.

Parent & Toddler Classes meet on Thursday and Friday mornings and include a light snack. We offer:

Parent & Toddler Classes on Thursdays for toddlers from 12 to 36 months old.

Parent & Toddler Classes on Fridays for toddlers from 12 to 36 months old.

The beginning week of each new Parent & Toddler Class includes an orientation session – just for the parents – intended for those who are joining a class for the first time.

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Parent & Toddler Class Schedule for 2015 - 16 Sessions:

Parent & Toddler Classes on Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17 - Dec. 17 (No class 10/29, 11/26): $385 (11 wks.)

Thursday, Jan. 7 - March 17 (No class 2/18): $350 (10 wks.)

Thursday, March 31 - June 2 (No class 4/21): $315 (9 wks.)

Parent & Toddler Classes on Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 18 - Dec. 18 (No class 10/30, 11/27): $385 (11 wks.)

Friday, Jan 8 - March 18 (No class 2/5, 2/19): $315 (9 wks.)

Friday, Apr 1 - June 3 (No class 4/22): $315 (9 wks.)


Classes are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.

Please click this link to download the registration form: Family Programs Registration Forms

Return registration form and tuition payment to:

Merriconeag 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@merriconeag.org