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.
Cost: $455 (13 wks)
Winter Session: January 8 - March 26 (no classes Feb 19 & Mar 19)
Cost: $350 (10 wks)
Spring Session: April 2 - June 4 no class Apr 23)
Cost: $315 (9 wks)
Parent & Toddler Classes on Saturdays, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Session 1: September 13 - October 18
Session 2: November 1 - December 13 (No class Nov 29)
Cost: $210 for each of the two 6 week sessions (1 & 2)
Session 3: January 10 - February 7
Session 4: March 14 - April 18 (No class March 28)
Cost: $175 for each of the two 5 week sessions (3 & 4)
Session 5: 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, email@example.com
G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Sept 18, MS XC race at Gull Crest Field in Cape Elizabeth. Cape hosts Merriconeag, Greely, Jordan Small (Raymond), and Waynflete. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
HS XC Race :
Fri, Sept 19. HS XC race at Freeport. Freeport hosts Merriconeag, Poland and York. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
Class Photo Day:
Tues, Sept 23. (Rain date: Wed, Sept 24)
G 7 Parent Evening:
Tues, Sept 23, 7:00 pm - Grade 7 Parent Evening.
The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood:
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Donation at the door.
Dr. Susan Linn, Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood & Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will discuss the commercialization of childhood and ways to protect our children.