Our parent-toddler classes offer a unique opportunity for parents and toddlers to explore together the wonderful world of the young child. They provide a gentle structure within which toddlers (up to young 3-year-olds) can begin to experience the world outside of the home with the security of a parent nearby.
Under the guidance of a Waldorf-trained teacher, the classes aim to deepen understanding of the developmental stages of early childhood. Through household tasks and simple handwork projects, parents have the opportunity to observe how the teacher transforms these activities into education for the very young child. The classes also provide an opportunity for parents to come together in mutual support.
We offer both Thursday morning and Friday morning classes that meet from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. and include a light snack. The beginning week of each new class includes a Wednesday afternoon (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.) orientation session designed just for the parents.
To register call Lyn Baird, Admissions Director, 207-865-3900 Ext 103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule for 2012-13:
Fall Class on Thursdays (September 13 – December 20) - Cost: $455.
December 6, 13, 20 (no classes on Oct. 25 and Nov. 22)
Fall Class on Fridays (September 14 – December 21) Cost: $420.
December 7, 14, 21 (no classes on Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Nov. 30)
Winter Class on Thursdays (January 10 – March 21) - Cost: $350.
Winter Class on Fridays (January 11 – March 22) - Cost: $315.
Spring Class on Thursdays (April 4 – May 30) - Cost: $280.
Spring Class on Fridays (April 5 – May 31) - Cost: $245.
Benefit Night at Flatbread Company in Portland:
Tuesday, June 18, 5:00 p.m.
Join us for a benefit night that's a huge party.
Proceeds benefit the Smirkus Magic Matinee.
Circus Smirkus at Merriconeag:
Circus Smirkus presents
Monday, August 5, 2013, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM.
On Merriconeag's Grade School Campus,
57 Desert Road, Freeport
Tickets are now available at Royal River Natural Foods in Freeport, Standard Baking Company in Portland and online (for an additional fee) at smirkus.org.