Parent Child Classes

Parent Child classes are an opportunity to connect with other parents of young children, discuss child development and parenting issues, and learn how to bring the magic of a Waldorf early childhood classroom into your own home.

In these cozy and gentle classes, parents and young children come together in an inviting environment that echoes the rhythms and warmth of a Waldorf early childhood classroom. Parents participate with their children in circle and story time, preparing a snack, sharing a snack, creating simple crafts, singing and playing games and enjoying physical movement. Our loving teacher guides discussions among the parents while the children are encouraged to explore and engage in imaginative play.

Sessions consist of 10 once-per-week classes and are offered in the fall, winter and spring.


No Sessions Offered for the 2020-21 School Year

About the Teacher:

Kristin Luce is dedicated Waldorf early childhood teacher and parent/child class teacher who has been working with children and families for over 25 years.   A Portland native and mother of two children, Ms. Kristin first discovered Waldorf education after her first daughter in was born in 2001. Soon after, Ms. Kristin completed her Waldorf Teacher training through the Micha-el Institute, and opened her own in-home preschool. She poured her heart and soul into that program for 10 years offering preschool, parent child classes and summer camps.  


Ms. Kristin says, “I am deeply inspired by the magic and wonder of early childhood and strive to keep that spark of magic alive in the classroom through rich imagination, exposure to nature and daily storytelling and puppetry.  When not in the classroom, I love to tend to my home and spend time with my husband and our two daughters, ages 12 and 18. I am excited to be part of this amazing community at Portland Waldorf School and look forward to meeting you!”