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Parent / Child Play Group

In our parent/child program we offer an opportunity for parents to come with their young children between ages birth to 3 in a special, peaceful setting in community with other families.  Together parents can deepen their understanding of early childhood development through conversations with the teacher and one another. Parents will have the opportunity to engage in simple craft activities while their child plays.  This allows parents the chance to observe their child from a distance and to connect with other parents.  Observation is the key to deepening our understanding of our children, so we will use every opportunity to allow them to teach us!

Topics of conversation will include things such as creative discipline, daily and weekly rhythms in the home, ideas for healthy activities, and creating a home environment that is supportive of your child's changing needs.

 Call for more information: (207) 838-1990

 

Rudolf Steiner Study Group

Coming soon!

 

SIMPLICITY PARENTING

Based on Kim John Payne╩╝s successful book Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier and More Secure Kids, this workshop invites parents to learn more about an effective pathway to simplify their home environments, family rhythms, schedules and exposure to media to reduce stress and allow for more room for connection, creativity and relaxation with their children.

Call for more information (207) 838-1990

Nondiscrimination Policy - Nondiscrimination Heartfelt School admits students of any race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender preference, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. Heartfelt School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender preference, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status or any legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

 

 

Life as a Work of Art

Becoming Who We Are

Participants will explore the unique thread that runs through their own life story (biography).  Specifically, how the rhythms and patterns of our life can be examined through art making and conversation, giving deeper meaning to our human condition. Exploring ones biography--past, present and expectations of the future--leads to a richer understanding of oneself.   What intentions do we bring forward and what comes towards us as we grow? Can we see the challenges and resistances we face as learning opportunities? 

Awakening meaningful understandings of the self--in a co-created way--encourages a genuine engagement with life.

Facilitator:  Paul Gebhardt is the parent of two Waldorf school students, a founding member of the Heartfelt School and faculty member at the Maine College of Art. Currently a student at the Center for Biography and Social Art, Paul has over 15 years of experience working with communities and individuals as an educator, creative practitioner and facilitator.

For more information please contact the Heartfelt School.  

To register please contact us: 

(207) 838-1990      heartfeltschool@gmail.com

 

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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.