Breakwater Community Programs

Our Community Programs provide opportunities for parents and children to play, learn and grow together around the community. Want to experience a little taste of Breakwater? Come join in on activities that demonstrate our philosophy of learning and represent our core values.
Always open to the public. Always exceptional!


Parent & Child PlayGROUP

Children are natural scientists; driven to explore and discover, with mighty observational skills and a remarkable ability to create hypotheses about all they see, feel, touch, taste and hear.  Follow your child's wondering through playful engagement, and find out what your capable, intelligent, resilient, curious, and unique child thinks about the world around us!

9am-10am JULY 22 and August 12: Katie O'Toole facilitates. outside on the breakwater TODDLER playground.

COST: Free.



Experts agree - long, relaxed periods of outdoor play are necessary for the physical, social, and intellectual development of growing children, and their adults! Facilitators Alicia Amy and Claire Martin guide discovery, exploration, and sensory experiences for children 0-6 while parents engage, connect and enjoy the outdoors supported by community. 

On the following Thursdays from 10-12pm: 

● June 22: with alicia at the Jessieland (cumberland, maine)

● July 13: with claire at the Jessieland (cumberland, maine)

● August 3: with claire at Kettle Cove (Cape Elizabeth, maine)

Cost:  $8 Adult with one child   |   $12 Adult with up to 4 children


Pop-Up Curiosity Lab

Our pop-up Curiosity Lab provides a variety of unique, dynamic, developmentally adaptable hands on tinkering, art and discovery making materials with which to interact.

● Contact us to discuss bringing a lab experience to you! 


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Family Yoga & Movement

Breakwater has partnered with some of Portland's best yoga, movement and music teachers to offer a family inclusive program-  Portland Family Yoga and Movement. All ages are welcome to join in the fun!

Off for the summer months. See us again in the fall!

About Making Music and Movements "This was, hands down, the BEST music and movement class I have ever attended. Stephanie is not only a gifted musician who plays multiple instruments, she knows, respects, and honors children..... they loved her and so did I. Thank you Stephanie, Wendy, and Breakwater....."