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 Saturday 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 Saturdays 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 2014 - 15 Sessions:
Parent & Toddler Classes on Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Spring Session: April 2 - June 4 (no class Apr 23) The spring Thursday Session is full. Please contact Heidi for more information about our new Friday morning class: 207.865.3900, Ext. 163, email@example.com
Cost: $315 (9 wks)
Parent & Toddler Classes on Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 3: March 14 - April 18 (No class March 28)
Cost: $175 for each of the two 5 week sessions (3 & 4)
Session 4: May 2 - June 6
Cost: $210 (6 wks)
Classes are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.
Please click this link to download the registration form: Family Program Registration Form
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
G 2 Parent Evening:
Wed, March 25, 7:00 pm.
Public Talk by Jack Petrash:
The Challenges of Being a Good Dad: What Does It Take and How Is It Different From Being a Good Mom?
A public talk by Jack Petrash
This talk is open to all - moms and dads!
Friday, March 27, 7:00 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
Donation at the door.
A Fathering Workshop with Jack Petrash:
A Fathering Workshop with Jack Petrash
Saturday, March 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport
For fathers of children of all ages!
There is limited space in this workshop. Registration is considered complete when we have received your $15 payment.
"The Mask you Live in" Film:
April 2, 2015, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Yarmouth High School Performing Arts Center.
Merriconeag Waldorf School is co-sponsoring this film, The Mask you Live in, with Maine Boys to Men and Yarmouth High School. The film explores American masculinity and it is from the team behind Miss Representation, a film we previously co-sponsored, . This event is recommended for audience members 17 and older. Admission is free but space is limited so registration is required. Register today by clicking below.
Tour of Grades 1 - 8:
Wed, April 8, 8-10:30 am, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport, Begins in Community Hall.
Tour of Grades 1-8.
An opportunity for adults to experience Waldorf education first-hand by observing our students & teachers in action.
This tour is for adults only. Please call 207-865-3900, ext. 103, to register.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, April 10, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
Variety Show & Silent Auction to Benefit Tiered Tuition:
Saturday, April 11, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. (Happy Hour 5-6 p.m.), Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
Windows into Waldorf Early Childhood:
Tues, April 14, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
This event is for prospective parents interested in Waldorf early childhood education. After a glimpse into a kindergarten classroom, we will discuss our unique
approach and answer questions. Adults only. Please register by calling 207-865-3900, ext. 103.
Tues, April 14, 6:15 pm
"You Can't Take It With You":
Grade 8 Play
Wed, April 15, 1:00 pm.
Thurs, April 16, 7:00 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
The 8th Graders will present their play, "You Can't Take It With You." Please join us.
Bring A Friend Day:
Fri, April 17, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Register your grade school friend through email@example.com