Press Release

Making the transition from kindergarten to first grade

ROCKPORT, Maine — How do you know when your kindergartener is ready for first grade? A fun and informative workshop all about the “Grade School Experience” will help you answer this question and set your mind at ease about this important transition in your child’s life. The workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at Ashwood Waldorf School.

This workshop will explore the nature of the developing child and the principles that inform the Waldorf curriculum. It also will consider readiness indicators for first grade, how early childhood curriculum prepares students for grade school, how math and reading are taught in first and second grades, an other topics.

Teachers from both the Early Childhood program and the Grade School will be on hand to answer questions, facilitate conversation, and lead the group through sample first-grade activities.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required. Call (207) 236-8021 or email for more information or to register.

Located on Park Street in Rockport, Ashwood Waldorf School is an independent and accredited school serving children 18 months old through eighth grade. The rigorous Waldorf curriculum is designed to ignite the child’s imagination and develop capacities for creative and independent thinking. Ashwood has had a presence in midcoast Maine for 27 years, enrolling children from Damriscotta to Belfast and beyond. For more information about Ashwood Waldorf School please call the office at 236-8021, email or visit