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Holistic Children's Garden

420 Ocean Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

(207) 828-1949


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Waldorf

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught French Language spontaneously integrated.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The daily rhythm is inspired by the writings of Rudolf Steiner and his Waldorf educational philosophy. Free old fashioned play and group activities like baking bread, making soup, painting, etc. Wooden toys, arts and crafts free from harsh chemicals and French Language spontaneously integrated. We also provide Organic meals and snacks.

A Typical Day

Free play until breakfast time.
Circle time.
Free play.
Group activity.
Outdoor play.
Lunch. (departure of children who come am only)
free play
Outdoor play until pick up.