Posts Tagged ‘parent education’

parentedspring2015This class is open to the public!  Click the flyer to see a bigger version.  Please sign up by emailing LisaJM@maplevillageschool.org since our office will soon be closed for Spring Break.


Read Full Post »

SimplicityParenting2015Help your child become calmer, happier and more cooperative. Bring peace and connection to your family.

The Simplicity Parenting Workshop
with Mary Van Geffen, Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach®

7 transformative, 2-hour gatherings
Wednesdays, 9:15 AM – 11:15 AM
February 4 – March 25, 2015
Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach
Explore the power of less to bring more peace and connection to your family.  Join a small group of parents of young children (1 – 9 years old) and learn to:

– identify and prioritize what matters most for your unique family
– recognize when your child (or you) is overwhelmed so you can bring healing
– creatively address your child’s misbehavior and build connection
– strengthen your ability to stay calm in the middle of big emotions
– become more united with your co-parent

Together, we will strengthen our ability to simplify and slow down the home environment, create predictable and connecting rhythms, simplify your schedule and filter out adult concerns & media.

Space is limited to only 10 parents.
The curriculum for each gathering builds upon the previous one.
Tuition is $225 per person (or $375 per couple)
Register at SimplicityParentingwithMary.com or call (213) 703-7729.

Read Full Post »

Walk Through the Classes
Thursday, October 9, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

We are now taking RSVPs for our first walkthrough of the year!  Our Dean of Education, Lisa McCarthy, will take a small group of parents into each of our classrooms (preschool through 5th grade) to observe for a short time while the classes are in session.  Afterwards, there will be time for questions and discussion.  Current and prospective families are welcome to attend, but space is limited so please RSVP (562-434-8200 or info@maplevillageschool.org)!  Walkthroughs are for adults only.

Parent Education Class begins soon!  This 8-week class is open to anyone who would like to discuss the joys and challenges of this adventure called parenthood; you do not need to be enrolled in our school to enroll in the session.  See the flyer below for more details.


Read Full Post »

We are so pleased to announce a free talk for parents with Kathy Rinden of Pasadena Waldorf School on Tuesday, January 28th!


Raising Resilient, Confident and Courageous Children with Kathy Rinden
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Young children are in need of many skills as they find their way into the world beyond home.  There are ways for parents to encourage and support their child as they strive to develop their own internal sense of security and trust, allowing them to move forward with courage into the unknown.

Come and join us as we explore ways in which parents can be most supportive of their child’s growing sense of trust and wellbeing.  Learn how to address some common areas where children need help in order to become flexible in their feelings, stretching through their discomforts in order to find true comfort, capacity, and self-assurance.

Given by Kathy Rinden, Waldorf Early Childhood teacher and mentor, from Pasadena Waldorf School

This talk is FREE and open to all interested parents and educators!  Please RSVP!

RSVP with Maple Village School
4017 E. 6th St.
Long Beach, CA 90814

Read Full Post »

This is the last weekend to register for the Simplicity Parenting Workshop starting next Wednesday evening at 6PM. Like any work of art, families need inspiration, fresh infusions of hope and imagination. Contact certified Simplicity Parenting leader Mary Van Geffen with any questions at (213) 703-7729.


Read Full Post »

We would like to extend an invitation to two of our upcoming Parent Evenings to all interested parents and educators. See the flyer below for more information!

Parent Eve Flyer

Read Full Post »

Maple Village is pleased to offer The Simplicity Parenting Workshop in the evenings beginning Wednesday October 9th from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. On-site childcare can be arranged in advance. This 7-week series is open to anyone who would like to register, whether or not you have a child enrolled at MVS.

Children can suffer from “too much” – too much stuff, too many choices, too much information, and much of it too fast. Allow your child to become calmer, happier, and more cooperative while investing in your own parenting journey.

Experience a facilitated blend of support, learning, reflection and practice designed to bring relief to stressed children and families, based on the book, Simplicity Parenting, Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne.

Learn how to simplify and slow down the home environment, create predictable and connecting rhythms, simplify the schedule, and filter out adult concerns.  Go beyond the book, to explore ways to connect your parenting style with your values, design small doable changes and practice meditation and conversation skills proven to enhance family harmony.

Consider making a commitment to bring more peace to your family by carving out this time in a safe, supportive space to tune out the static of the busy world, and tune into your own inner wisdom about the family you imagined.

Mary Van Geffen, a certified Simplicity Parenting Group Leader and former Maple Village parent, will facilitate. See the flyer below for registration info or visit SimplicityParentingWithMary.com.


* Please note: This is a separate class from Lisa McCarthy’s “Less Is More” parent education class this fall (see previous post).

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »