Friendly and Supportive Mornings with Your Young Child

Posted Nov. 15, 2012, at 2:20 p.m.
Artwork © Toki Oshima
Artwork © Toki Oshima

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 9 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Location: Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, Maine

For more information: Mark Ferrero; 207-236-8021;

Ashwood Waldorf School will offer a 10-week session of Parent Child classes beginning on November 29. Classes are offered each Thursday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and are intended for children 18 months to age three and a parent. In this 10-session class, early childhood educator Cherry Short-Lee will join with parents striving to create a warm, nurturing environment that seeks to surround the child with rhythm, reverence and adult gestures worthy of imitation.

Designed to meet the social needs of young children while providing support for parents, Ashwood’s Parent and Child classes provide a warm and nurturing setting for families to come together and explore ways to nourish the wonder of early childhood. Each morning is filled with gentle activities such as circle rhymes, songs, bread making, a puppet story and outdoor and indoor play. Everyone shares in a delicious, organic snack.

The fee for the session is $250. Baby siblings up to 6 months old are welcome at no cost. A sibling over six months old may be enrolled for half of the tuition. For more information, or to receive a registration form, please contact Mark Ferrero at or 207-236-8021. Additional sessions are offered throughout the year.