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School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten

Posted July 25, 2014, at 2:03 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Rockland Public Library and Ashwood Waldorf School, 80 Union St., Rockland, and 180 Park St., Rockport, Rockland and Rockport, Maine

For more information: 207.236.8021; ashwoodwaldorf.org

Ashwood Waldorf School, serving children preschool-grade 8 in Rockport, is launching a Forest Kindergarten program this fall for children 4-6 yrs. old. On Sunday, August 10, the school hosts two free showings of the film, “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten.” The short film will be presented at the Rockland Library at 2:00 p.m., and again at 4:00 p.m. at Ashwood’s early-childhood center at 180 Park St. Childcare will be provided for both screenings.

Ashwood’s Forest Kindergarten program, the first in the Rockport area, will offer a full Waldorf kindergarten experience, outdoors. Fall, winter, and spring, in all weathers, children will enjoy seasonal activities, circle time, gardening, forest walks, and creative free play. The Forest Kindergarten movement is growing rapidly in the U.S. after more than 40 years’ success in Europe and Scandinavia.

Both film showings are free. Please call by Friday, August 8, to register: 207.236.8021

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