Breakwater Community Programs
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 0-5 YEARS ARE INVITED TO EXPERIENCE BREAKWATER THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AND NEW PLAY START STUDIO! OUR PROGRAMMING PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN TO PLAY, LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER. ACTIVITIES AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS DEMONSTRATE BREAKWATER'S PHILOSOPHY OF LEARNING AND REPRESENT OUR CORE VALUES. ALWAYS OPEN TO THE GREATER COMMUNITY. ALWAYS EXCEPTIONAL!
Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission,
an independent state agency supported by the
National Endowment for the Arts.
BREAKWATER IS.... CREATIVE.
PLay Start Studio
"The child has a hundred languages; a hundred hands; a hundred thoughts; a hundred ways of thinking, of playing, of speaking..." (Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach)
Children are competent, curious, full of knowledge, potential, and interested in connecting to the world around them. Through creative experience our resident artists and instructors provide children with different avenues for thinking, revising, constructing, negotiating, developing, exploring and symbolically expressing their thoughts and feelings.
Play Start Clay Studio with Resident Artist Hannah West
Play Start Music Studio with Resident Artist Stephanie Davis
Play Start Yoga Studio with Resident Instructor Cayce Lannon
About the music studio: "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....."
BREAKWATER IS.... PLAYFUL.
Parent & Child Playgroup
Children are natural discoverers; driven to explore and invent, 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!
BREAKWATER IS.... MINDFUL.
Family Yoga & Movement
This class will integrate songs and movement with props for your active yogi and is a great way to start the day with young children! Artist in Residence teachers volunteer and lead us in dance, yoga, Movement Stories, music, and more, in a "practice" that integrates storytelling and stretches to help support mindfulness and connection while building community amongst families. Programming is free!