Parent & Infant Class

Did you know that Potomac Crescent Waldorf School offers Parent and Infant Classes three times during the school year? Please let your friends know about this wonderful opportunity:

Life with new babies can be full of joy and delight, and it can be tiring, lonely and challenging.  Join Liz Hagerman for a thoughtful exploration on our roles as parents and life with new babies.

Each session will begin with a time to give our loving, focused attention observing and attuning to our babies, letting them BE and learning from them. We will play and sing gentle baby games and songs that are simple and easy to learn by heart.  There will be a facilitated discussion on a variety of topics, based both on reading materials and the interests and needs of our group.

This program is open to parents with their babies from 6 weeks to the creeping stage of development.  Our goal is to offer guidance and support, and to foster a community of young families.

Liz Hagerman, MA, ADTR, is a registered dance/movement therapist who is in her 10th year of assistant teaching in the 5 day kindergarten at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery.  She completed a training on infant and child development at the Pikler Institute for Early Childhood in Budapest, Hungary.  She is the mother of two boys.

Six Sessions:

January 8, 15, 22, 29 and February 5 & 12, 2014

Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Cost: $125 per six-week session

Sign-up on the web: www.potomaccrescentschool.org

Potomac Crescent Waldorf School’s New Parent Association

By Kay Sidahmed & Phil McMillan, Parent Association Co-Chairs 

The first month of the new school year is over. It was quite an exciting month with settling into the school routine, parent evenings, meetings and lots of information. Those of us, who were able to attend Patrice Maynard’s talk on the first Parent Education Evening, heard her point out the essential value of parent volunteers in the Waldorf school community. It is we, the parents, along with the faculty and administration that help build a healthy and growing community at PCWS and therefore allow our children to grow and learn in this wonderfully nurturing environment. It does not matter how big or small your contribution of time and labor is, what matters is that each and every one of us participates. Do what you can and it will be received with heartfelt appreciation!

To help you navigate the many opportunities to volunteer and find the branch that is just right for you, below is the Parent Association’s mission statement, structure and directory. Mark your calendar today for the next Parent Association meeting Monday, November 19, 7:30-9:00pm at PCWS. Thank you for all your hard work and we look forward to an inspiring and productive school year with your families.