Waldorf Kindergarten and LifeWays Center
a Waldorf preschool and kindergarten
serving Lincolnville, Maine and the surrounding area. Located on 50 private wooded
acres, Spindlewood Kindergarten offers an exceptional early childhood education program for
children 3 - 6 years old as well as a Parent-Child program for younger children.
Wednesday, and Thursday, there is a mixed-age Waldorf Kindergarten
for up to 16 children from 8:30
- 3:00. There is a morning session that ends at 12:30 each day as well as an
option for children continue for the afternoon session until 3:00.
Kindergarten is a place where children acquire
the essential foundations for later life. The curriculum includes free creative play,
movement, language, sensory experiences, rhythmic-musical-artistic activities, a playful
exploration of nature whether in our woods or stream, in the garden or with our animals.
Children also assist with snack preparation. These elements provide a foundation for
elementary school learning in such areas as mathematical-scientific thinking, literacy and
linguistic capacity, artistic ability and media competency. In addition, the activities
develop authenticity, independence, ethical values, social awareness, resilience, and
program is offered on Monday mornings for children ages 1-3 and their parent
or caretaker. It provides a gentle and nurturing environment with circle time,
stories, creative activities and a snack.
Spindlewood's kinder cottage is located on a little traveled
road. You'll find it
just past the frog pond, behind John and Matthew Silverio’s
architectural studio. Also on the property are
Susan and John's family home, flower and vegetable gardens, and a barn that is currently
home to two wooly sheep, four hens, and two barn cats. It is an extraordinarily peaceful
and natural setting that invites children to explore and interact with the natural world and
with each other at their own developmental pace.
Spindlewood is a Maine preschool that
welcomes children and families of any race, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin and it
is recognized by the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North
America as a fully developed Waldorf