The second session of Ashwood Waldorf School's Parent-Child classes, led by master teacher Marianne Böckli, will begin on Thursday, Oct. 24, and run through Nov. 21. Classes are held in Ashwood's early-childhood center on Park Street in Rockport, and run from 9 to 11 a.m.

Parent-Child classes are a gentle, nurturing program for children ages 18 months to three years with a caregiver. While children engage in creative play with simple, natural toys, adults may work on a craft project provided by the teacher, help with snack preparation, or discuss parenting and child development. A walk through the woods on one of Ashwood's trails, time on the playground to climb and swing, and a goodbye song complete the morning.

Ashwood's Parent-Child program nurtures the whole family (moms, dads, babies, toddlers, and grandparents are all welcome) and provides a bridge from home to school. When ready, young children may transition to Ashwood's mixed-age early childhood classroom.

Early registration is recommended; space is limited and classes fill quickly. For costs and to register, contact: 236-8021 ext.105.