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

LifeWays Early Childhood Fundamentals Course

  • Choice of four locations for a five-day intensive retreat
  • Followed by 35 hours of online mentor-supported content and discussion throughout the year

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

Sacramento June 2019 - Feb 2020

Florida, August 2019 - May 2020

SF Bay Area, August 2019 – June 2020

LifeWays Workshops and Online Courses

Living Arts through the Seasons, Spring 2019
ONLINE, Starts March 1, 2019

Food, Family, Cooking and Eating... at home and in a program
San Rafael, CA March 2, 2019

Growing through Conflict
San Rafael, CA March 23, 2019

Learning to Observe Children
ONLINE, March 27 - April 13, 2019

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

Parenting and Partnering with Jack Petrash
Sacramento, CA April 17, 2019

Discipline with Loving Awareness May 2019
Online, Starts May 1, 2019

Bringing “Home” into Your Early Childhood Program with Rahima Baldwin Dancy
Online, Starts July 10, 2019

LifeWays Early Childhood Fundamentals Course
August 2019 in Portland, OR, Milwaukee, WI, Kimberton, PA and Asheville, NC plus Online

The Living Arts - Cornerstones of Care
Online, starts September 11, 2019

Healthy Home Rhythms
Online - Start any time!

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!