The Heartfelt School makes the ideals inspired by Waldorf early childhood education accessible to families in Portland, Maine. We offer a community-based education rooted in a deep understanding of the nature of the young child. We believe that children thrive in a warm, beautiful and nurturing environment where they are free to learn through imaginative play and creative work, with the guidance of caring teachers, and the support of a loving community. The school acts as a community center that provides parent-child classes, a parent study group, and crafting classes. We invite participation from the broader community as we celebrate a diverse range of festivals throughout the year.