Spitalny flyer


Creative Discipline with the Young Child: Beyond Sticks and Carrots

A workshop with Steve Spitalny

Saturday, May 10, 2014

10:00am to 4:00pm

Maple Village School

4017 E. 6th Street, Long Beach, CA

In this workshop we will address how to develop a communication style that makes for fewer conflicts and easier resolution in interactions with your young children. The basic theme is learning how to truly connect with young children. Workshop participants will go home with more patience and calm to deal with the stressful situations they may encounter with their children. This workshop is open to anyone who has young children in their daily lives.

Early childhood consultant and author Stephen Spitalny offers inspiring lectures, workshops and mentoring to teachers and parents around the world, most recently in China and Indonesia. Steve was a Waldorf kindergarten teacher for 24 years. His book is Connecting With Young Children.  Steve’s website – http://chamakanda.com

$75 registration at Brown Paper tickets -


For more info, email stevespit@gmail.com

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Picnic, Music & Art in the Park
Performances by Elizaveta
Tara Rose Davison, Maple Village Kids & Additional Artists

Sunday, May 4, 2014 
Marine Stadium Park ~ Long Beach, CA
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Bring a Picnic, Family & May Flowers

Suggested Donation $11 for Adults
Kids Free (or bring your loose change)
In the grass area next to the water!
RSVP/Qs: SuzanneToro@gmail.com

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Spring Children's Clothing Swap

Spring Children’s Clothing Swap + Brunch Bake Sale

March 29th 10am-1pm at Maple Village School

Mark your calendars and start sorting those clothes. BRING gently used children’s clothing (newborns up to kids size 10), maternity clothes and all things baby. Brunch bake sale will be $5 for a plate of delicious food. Babysitting will be available. Enjoy your Saturday morning with other Waldorf mothers browsing gently used clothing and have a bite to eat while your children play. INVITE YOUR MAMA FRIENDS TOO!

This Tuesday, March 18th, Ms. Ania will be presenting a Parent Evening on the 9-year change.  Please RSVP if you plan on joining so we have a sense of how many folks to expect.  This parent evening is open to all interested Maple Village community members and will run from 6:30 – 8:00pm.  Childcare with Ms. Victoria will be available!

Preparing for Your Child’s 9-Year Old Change
As your child journeys towards independence, it is never too early to start preparing for their next stage of development.  The 9-year old change is an important and distinct milestone along that journey, when the child first experiences their own separateness from the world.  We invite you to join us to look at the 9-year old change and set goals for our children as they encounter this unique developmental milestone.

Hello Maple Village families and friends,

We’d like to pass on the following information and invitation from Pasadena Waldorf School:

We would like to bring to your attention an important event this Sunday in Old Town Pasadena hosted by ReGeneration, a non-profit working to seed Waldorf education in the Middle East. These start-up kindergartens are tangible evidence of the social renewal mission of Waldorf education and their stories are quite inspirational. This is an opportunity to learn more about how Waldorf is working in the world, and support the Palestinian kindergarten effort.

The Parent Education Mandate Group of PWS

Bring your friends to this inspiring presentation in the heart of Old Town Pasadena and help us get a matching grant for $10,000 for Waldorf kindergarten teacher training.

In Israel there are over 200 Waldorf kindergartens providing peaceful and healing classrooms for thousands of young children growing up under the stress of regional conflict…

Now is your chance to help Palestinian children receive this healing education as well.

Protecting the Spirit of Childhood
Educating Palestinian Children Experiencing Trauma

3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014
Rudolf Steiner Community Center
110 Martin Alley, Pasadena

Your presence at this event helps us to continue making a difference.
$15 pre-event price/ $20 at the door
Buy your tickets now

Violence of any kind, early in life – either experienced or observed – can have long-lasting and detrimental impacts on children.  Research has shown that the early years in a child’s life-while the human brain is forming-represent a critically important window of opportunity to develop a child’s full potential and shape key academic, social, and cognitive skills that determine a child’s success in school and in life.

A nurturing environment in the early years can modify an individual’s brain development and the ability to deal with stressful conditions later in life.

Parenting. Let's Discuss it!Lisa McCarthy will lead a new Parent Education class at Maple Village beginning March 11th.  This class is open to all, including parents without children enrolled at Maple Village, and childcare is provided!  See the flyer above for more information.

We are still taking reservations for the following two communication workshops next month:


leesturgeonCommunicationsSeries750If you are interested in attending either or both of these workshops, please bring your payment to the office as soon as possible — we need to meet a minimum number of participants in advance.  Thank you!


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