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 Child 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 Child Classes meet on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and include a light snack. We offer:
• Parent Child Classes on Tuesdays for toddlers from 18 to 36 months old.
• Parent Child Classes on Thursdays for toddlers from 18 to 36 months old.
• Parent Child Classes on Fridays for toddlers from 12 to 24 months old.
The beginning week of each new Parent Child Class includes an orientation session – just for the parents – intended for those who are joining a class for the first time.
Classes are enrolled on a first come, first served basis.
Please click this link to download the registration form: Family Program Registration Form
Kindly send in the Winter registration form by December 20.
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, email@example.com
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Parent Child Class Schedule for 2014 Winter Session:
Parent Child Class on Tuesdays, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Parent Child Class on Thursdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Parent Child Class on Fridays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Tea & Play Sessions for Prospective Parents:
Tea & Play Sessions for
Wednesdays, Dec 11, 18
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. Registration is appreciated but drop-ins are welcome. For more info & to register: 207.865.3900, Ext 163 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early Childhood Parent Evening:
Wed, Dec 11, 7:00 pm.
Tues. Dec 17, 6:30 p.m., Community Hall.
Wed, Dec 18, 5:30 p.m.
Freeport Performing Arts Center
30 Holbrook St., Freeport
Join us for a delightful evening of music. The concert begins at 5:30 and all students in grades 2-12 are expected to arrive no later than 5:15 with all necessary music and instruments. Upon arrival, students should bring their string and wind instruments backstage to the band rehearsal room.
(Students in 5 - 12 dress in black & white. Students in 3 & 4 may wear concert attire in festive colors. Gr 2 students wear their Santa Lucia attire.)
Fri, Dec 20, 11:00 am, Community Hall.
We warmly invite the entire community to join us to witness this simple, yet profound offering which speaks to what it means to be truly human.
Caroling in Downtown Freeport:
Fri, Dec 20, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. (Gather in front of the L.L. Bean boot at 5:00 pm)
Come spread the holiday cheer and represent the Merriconeag Community in downtown Freeport with an evening of caroling led by our Chorus Teacher, Chris Chasse. Singing books will be provided and you may want to bring head lamps. Be sure to dress warmly. Snow Note: If the weather is inclement, please check the MWS website for a cancellation notice.
Fri, Dec 20: 12:30 Dismissal for Grades 1 - 12
Mon, Dec 23 through Fri, Jan 3 School is closed for winter break.
Classes resume on Jan 6.