Parents and Professionals: Transform your life with young children!


LifeWays takes its inspiration from Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education, and develops home as the model and life as the curriculum for young children from birth to six. Enroll in our year-long programs or introductory online courses to deepen your home life or inspire your work with young children.

LifeWays Early Childhood Certification

  • Learn through 220 in-class hours plus mentoring
  • Many regional locations

Online Courses

  • Introductory courses you take from home
  • CEUs for childcare providers

Online Store

  • LifeWays books, videos, MP3s and more

LifeWays Childcare

  • In-home and center-based care
  • Find a program for your child
  • List your own program

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Attend a LifeWays Certificate Training

Wisconsin, April 2018 - February 2019 

Oklahoma, August 2018 - June 2019 

California Coast Workshops 2018-2019 

New England, October 2018 - June 2019 

Miami, November 2018 - July 2019 

LifeWays Workshops and Online Courses

Home as the Model - Life as the Curriculum 
Online, Starts Sept 5, 2018 

Celebrating Seasonal Festivals 
San Rafael, CA, Starts Sept 8, 2018 

Storytelling, Puppetry and Language Development with Sharifa Oppenheimer 
Milwaukee, WI Sept 29-30 

LifeWays Community Day for Alumni 
San Rafael, CA, Sept 29, 2018 

Bringing “Home” into Your Early Childhood Program with Rahima Baldwin Dancy 
Online, Starts Oct. 3, 2018 

Rod Puppet Workshop with Suzanne Down 
San Rafael, CA Oct 13-14, 2018 

Learning to Observe Children 
ONLINE, Starts Nov. 7, 2018 

The Living Arts - Cornerstones of Care 
Online, January 9, 2019 

Media in the Family 
San Rafael, CA Jan 12, 2019 

Introduction to the LifeWays Training Feb 2, 2019 
San Rafael, CA 

Discipline with Loving Awareness 
Online, February 6, 2019 

Inspired Homemaking with Rahima Baldwin Dancy 
Online, April 3 - May 11, 2019 

Creating Home Away from Home: A Course for Home Childcare Providers 
Online - Start Any Time! 

Creating Your Family Culture -- An Elemental Approach 
Online - Start any time! 

Introduction to the LifeWays Training June 1, 2019 
San Rafael, CA 

Healthy Home Rhythms 
Online - Start any time!