Spring Parent Child Sessions

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We are now enrolling our next Parent Child Program!  This session begins the week of February 27, and you can choose to enroll for 6 or 12 weeks.


In these sessions you explore the joys and challenges of raising your child in a supportive and nurturing environment. Caregivers and children share a lovely morning of play, snack and circle time. Siblings are welcome. Perfect for the new walker to the older toddler, and their caregiver.

For this spring session, Parent-Toddler classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9-11am.

Click below for more Parent Toddler Program information and registration documents.

MONDAY Parent Child Class – Spring 2017 – Registration

TUESDAY Parent Child Class – Spring 2017 – Registration

WEDNESDAY Parent Child Class – Spring 2017 – Registration

2017 Meadowbrook Summer Camp

July 10-28 for Children Ages 4-9 years

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Come experience the magic of summer at Meadowbrook Waldorf School. Our outdoor summer camp is held for three weeks in July–the perfect time to be outside and exploring our forest and streams. Children ages 4-9 are welcome to attend this program designed to explore the natural world while having fun together. Hiking, baking, painting, singing, climbing–all the summer essentials!

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Children will arrive each morning greeted by teachers in our wooded play yard to settle in for the day.  Hiking, cooking, playing, crafting, singing, and joy will fill the morning, working up an appetite for a healthy snack. Children will play with others their own age in thoughtful, creative ways. Lunch and rest will transition everyone into the afternoon hours. Staying cool with continuing creative endeavors will fill the afternoon and the end of the day will sneak up on the children.
Every day will consist of the same rhythm of events, with each event offering new fun. The week’s activities will reflect one of three themes: Kings, Queens and Royal Things, Woodland Animals, and the Magic of the Sea.
This summer camp is for CHILDREN AGES 4-9 and runs FROM JULY 10 – JULY 28 with one week sessions.  CAMP HOURS are 8am to 4pm, Monday-Friday.  Snack will be provided once per day, while parents will pack a healthy lunch and additional snack.

Pricing Information:  The cost of summer camp is $250 per week, per child.  Checks can be made payable to Meadowbrook Waldorf School.  All payments are nonrefundable.

REGISTRATION

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Registration Deadline:  Forms and payment must be received by May 1, 2017.

To register for summer camp:
Email completed forms to camp@meadowbrookschool.com and submit payment by mail to:  Meadowbrook Waldorf School, 300 Kingstown Road, West Kingston, RI 02892

Or drop completed forms and payment to the Meadowbrook Waldorf School front desk.

QUESTIONS:  Email Jocelyn at camp@meadowbrookschool.com

We welcome Jocelyn Auld back to Meadowbrook Waldorf School as our Summer Camp Director. Jocelyn holds a BS in Elementary Education & Fine Arts from the University of Rhode Island, and has worked in Early Childhood and with Grades children.  She feels a deep connection to the educational practices of Waldorf Education and has worked in summer camps every summer since she was a teen. From counselor to director, Jocelyn has tried it all and loves each new adventure!

Advent Spiral — A Community Gathering

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We have just entered into the season of Advent.  Traditionally celebrated the four Sundays before the winter solstice, it marks a time of introspection as we all await the return of the sun and lengthening days.  This seasonal remembrance of light takes place in many cultures across the globe.  At our Waldorf school, we mark this season with weekly Advent spiral walks.

Our local community is invited to participate in this weekly moment of reflection. Please park in the visitor lot and follow the candle-lit path into the forest where you can walk the Advent spiral and place your offering along the path. You may bring something from home or pick a natural trinket from the start of the path to add to the spiral. In this way our community comes together co-creating the garden spiral.

Examples of items you might add to the spiral are:
The first light of Advent honors the mineral world.  Small shells, gems or rocks are appropriate for this week.

The second light of Advent honors the plant world. Acorns, pine cones, a dried flower or holly sprig would be wonderful additions to the path this week.

The third light of Advent honors the animal world. Perhaps you might add a small feather you have found or a piece of beeswax in the shape of a favorite animal this week.

The fourth light of Advent honors the light of man. During this final week we are in the darkest days of our year and we bring the light within ourselves to the spiral. You are invited to carry a candle through the spiral and then leave your candle along the path. In this way, we are leaving our light to illuminate the path for all of us. Candles are provided at the start of the path on this evening.

advent_spiral_dusk_mwsAfter walking the path, families often take a short time to sit together quietly. Participating in our Advent spiral is a lovely way to model a quiet reverence of nature to our little ones. Often the youngest of our visitors take many turns walking the spiral, first holding a parent’s hand and then becoming brave enough to test their independence and walk the path alone.

By marking our seasonal journey out of darkness with the quiet contemplation of Advent, we make space in this hectic time of celebration and busyness to remember our connection to the earth and each other.

Advent Spiral Dates for 2016

The local community is invited to join us in this small act of contemplation that we hold each Sunday of Advent from 4-5 pm.

November 27th (Minerals)
December 4th (Plants)
December 11th (Animals)
December 18th   (Humans)

Advent Spiral Verse

The first light of Advent is the light of the stones that sparkle through seashells, crystals and bones.
The second light of Advent is the light of the plants that reach to the sun and in the breeze dance.
The third light of Advent is the light of the beasts that swim, crawl or fly, be they great, be they least.
The fourth light of Advent is the light of man, in love and in thought, to give and understand.

Creative Teaching: Educating Through the Arts Registration

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Thank you for your interest in our Educating Through the Arts Workshop.  Please find a more detailed e-brochure here.  Feel free to download and share this PDF brochure with interested friends.

Registration Information

Please complete the information below to register for the Creative Teaching: Educating Through the Arts conference at Meadowbrook Waldorf School on Saturday, January 7 from 8:30a – 3:30p.

Conference Deadline and Fees

Space is limited, so please register early to receive your first choices for workshops.  Fees include: Keynote Address, Morning and Afternoon Workshops, Coffee, Snack and Lunch.

$75 by December 31, 2016

Note: Registration and payments will not be accepted at the door.

Payments

After you submit this registration form, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to payment information and options.

Registration Form

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Please indicate your top 3 choices for morning and afternoon workshops.  Space is limited, so please register early to receive your top choices.

Morning Workshops

Afternoon Workshops