Lighthouse Parent/Child Class
Providing a warm and supportive children’s class with parents, facilitated by an experienced Waldorf early childhood educator.
For parents and children ages 12 months to three years, this 6-10 week parent/child class meets one morning each week. This is a gentle introduction to the beautiful Waldorf preschool environment and a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for parents.
The purpose of the parent/child class is to provide a bridge between home life and school; it is an opportunity for parents to come together with their children to experience the rhythm and techniques of Waldorf early childhood education. For some parents this is their first experience of the beauty of Waldorf education and the program provides opportunities to ask questions and learn more.
Children come and delight in the special attention given to support their evolving interests, motor development, problem solving skills, social interaction, creativity, speech and language development and unfolding social capacities.
Parents delight in spending the morning watching their child’s abilities develop while sharing songs, games and cooking a warm, wholesome snack with your child while also enjoying the company of other adults, exchanging ideas and discovering new tips for parenting and care giving.
LIGHTHOUSE SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020
Program Schedule is Mondays and Fridays 9:00am – 11:30am. The upcoming sessions are:
Fall Session I
Mondays, September 10 – October 22; 6 weeks; no class 10/8
Fridays, September 7 – October 19 ; 7 weeks
Fall Session II
Mondays, October 29 – December 17; 6 weeks; no class 11/19
Fridays, October 26 – December 21; 8 weeks ; no class 11/24
Winter Session III
Mondays, January 7 – February 18; 6 weeks; no class 1/21
Fridays, January 11 – February 22; 7 weeks ; no class 2/8
Spring Session IV
Mondays, March 4 – April 8; 6 weeks
Fridays, March 8 – April 12; 5 weeks; no class 3/15
Spring Session V
Mondays, April 22 – June 3; 6 weeks; no class 5/27
Fridays, April 26 – May 31; 6 weeks
Call 207-686-3140 to enroll.
“I spent an entire year attending sequential Parent/Child Lighthouse classes with my daughter before she entered nursery school. It was such a lovely experience for both of us. It was so precious to be able to “go to school” along with her once a week and watch her blossom in front of my eyes. It was a protected, beautiful morning amid the hustle and bustle of the rest of the week. I still look back on that year of Lighthouse classes with fondness. The fact that she seamlessly entered nursery school when the time came with no separation anxiety was an additional unexpected gift.”
– D.M., Mother of a former Lighthouse Student