Parent & Child Playgroup

2020-2021 Update: We do not currently have plans to offer Parent & Child Playgroup this fall; however, we hope to reinstate the program as soon as possible. If you are interested in a future playgroup, please email to be put on a mailing list. Thanks!

A weekly playgroup for parents and young children!

In our morning Parent & Child Playgroup, parents with children aged 18 months to three years meet for friendship and fun in the warm, nurturing setting of our Early Childhood Center. Taking inspiration from the seasonal rhythm of the year, each weekly playgroup offers free-play indoors and out, crafts, songs, a nourishing snack and time for parents to share insights and experiences. Playgroups are led by an experienced Waldorf early childhood educator.

The Parent-Child program is a wonderful social opportunity that nurtures the whole family and provides a bridge from home to school. When ready (at age three), young children may transition to Ashwood’s mixed-age Early Childhood classroom.

The Parent & Child Playgroup is offered in five 6-week sessions from September through May. The playgroup meets on Tuesdays from 8:45–10:45 a.m.

2019–2020 Session Dates

Session I: September 3–October 8
Session II: October 15–November 19
Session III: December 3–January 21 (no playgroup on 12/24, 12/31)
Session IV: February 4–March 17 (no playgroup on 2/18)
Session V: March 31–May 12 (no playgroup on 4/21)

Registration, Fees and Discounts

6-week session: $180
Two consecutive 6-week sessions: $335 when paid in full.
All five 6-week sessions: $775 when paid in full.

Siblings six months or younger may attend at no cost, at the discretion of the teacher. A sibling between six and seventeen months old may be enrolled for half of the tuition, also at the teacher’s discretion.


Download a registration form by clicking the button, above. Alternately, call tje main office (207) 236-8021 or email Sarah for additional information and/or a printed registration form. Forms and fees may be returned to Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, ME 04856. Please call the office (207) 236-8021 at any time. We welcome your questions!