Designed to support curiosity, learning, and problem-solving skills from infancy to age 3½, our Parent/Child Classes foster independent play and build familial circles of friends that may just last a lifetime.
Our classes meet once weekly and feature a graduated structure, carefully devised to nurture each age group’s natural developmental bursts of cognitive, gross, and fine motor capabilities until your child is ready to progress to the next class series.
Along this journey, Harmony becomes your home away from home: a familiar place where your children congregate to play with friends and explore, and where you get an inside view of The Harmony Approach—because you're in class too.
Whether you're looking for a fun bonding experience with your child, or building toward an exceptionally gentle transition to preschool at Harmony, these classes are for you.
SCHEDULE (September 2018-June 2019)
BIRTH - 12 MONTHS: BABY PLAYTIME
As your baby explores our ever-shifting sensory materials curated just for infants, meet other moms and discuss the early days of parenting. This FREE class is co-sponsored by Greater Newburyport Mothers & Families Club. Drop-in.
12 - 18 MONTHS: SENSORY & SOCIAL PLAY I
Support curiosity, learning, and problem solving skills while fostering independent play. Songs, a familiar routine, a healthy snack, and early textural and sensory experiences create a uniquely natural, social learning environment. Flexible make-up class policy to support transitioning nap schedules.
18 - 24 MONTHS: SENSORY & SOCIAL PLAY II
As your child’s social play emerges and gross motor skills accelerate, we foster both. Building on the song, sensory, snack routine of the 12-18-month class, comfort, confidence, exploration, and independent skill-building flourish. You’ll be amazed what your toddler is capable of after a few months in this class.
2 - 2½ YEARS: BREADMAKING & STORYTELLING
We meet this prime time to nurture fine motor skills, imagination, and budding friendships with storytelling, breadmaking, open-ended sensory play and the anticipation and repetition your 2-2½-year-old craves.
2½ - 3½ YEARS: COOKING, ART & STORYTELLING
Setting the stage for increasing independence, (healthy) recipes become more complex, process-focused art experiences take flight, storytelling expands, playful exploration deepens, and social connection abounds.
Enroll from September to June and receive:
FREE Open Play for your entire family
FREE entrance to our Parents' Retreat
$50 off your 1st Parent Coaching Session
$50 off all Birthday Parties at Harmony
10% off sibling enrollments, all programs
50% off twin enrollments, classes only
Priority status for Transitional Preschool
Priority status for Preschool
Priority status for Transitional Preschool Summer Session
Priority status for Preschool Summer Session
Guaranteed class space
Sign up month to month and receive:
Baby Playtime FREE
All Other Classes $93 per month
HARMONY FAMILY also pays one-time:
$35 Enrollment Fee (covers admin costs)
$50 Enrollment Deposit (applied to June tuition)
TRY YOUR FIRST CLASS—FREE
Not sure you're ready to sign up? We invite you to try your first Parent/Child Class for FREE.