Directory of LifeWays Early Childhood Programs

Programs that incorporate the LifeWays approach to child care and parent education are spreading throughout North America!  We encourage you to visit these providers and experience for yourself the many forms that LifeWays relationship-based programs can take.

  • LifeWays Representative Programs enjoy the highest level of recognition.  Their approach to working with children and families is based on concepts taught in the LifeWays® training with particular emphasis on Rudolf Steiner’s research on human development.  All primary caregivers in Representative Programs have completed the LifeWays® training or its equivalent or are currently enrolled in LifeWays® training.
  • Other programs are listed alphabetically within each state or province. Where applicable, individuals to contact are noted as LifeWays Graduate or LifeWays Student.
  • Additional listings are for Aligned Programs that have indicated an affinity with LifeWays® Principles and Practices, but who have not completed a LifeWays® Training.

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Canada

British Columbia

LifeWays Child Care Society - Representative Program

532 E. 4th St. North

Vancouver, BC V7L 1J6

CANADA

Contact: Margo Running

604-904-4198

https://lifewayschildcaresociety.wordpress.com/

 

Ontario

Hearthstone Childcare - Representative Program

901 Rutherford Rd

Vaughan, Ontario L6A 1S2

Canada

Contact: Laurie Harper-Burgess, LifeWays Graduate

905-731-0405

www.hearthstonechildcare.com

 

Québec, Canada

Le jardin d'enfants des Racines et des Ailes
1915 chemin de la cote
Val David, QC J0T2N0
Canada
Contact: Chalia Tuzlak, LifeWays Aligned Program
819-320-0453
www.facebook.com/ChaliaT/

USA

Alaska

Nettlewood Playgarden - Representative Program

17905 Idle Drive

Palmer, AK 99645

Contact: Regin Dervaes, LifeWays Graduate

907-315-1677

www.nettlewoodplaygarden.com

 
 

Palmer LifeWays

612 1st Street

Palmer, AK 99645

Contact: Lori Berrigan, LifeWays Graduate

907-746-0077

www.palmerlifeways.org

 

California

A Child’s Garden of Thyme ~ Representative Program

710 Eucalyptus St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Contact: Kristen Arrastia
760-846-0195
www.achildsgardenofthyme.com

 
 

BeeLoved Farm Playschool Childrens' Center - Representative Program

2947 Ponderosa Rd.

Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Contact: Kelly Hodgkin

530-676-5683

www.beelovedfarm.com

 
 

KULANU - Representative Program

1100 West Sexton Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

Contact: Yael Raff Peskin

707-829-8341

www.facebook.com/kulanusebastopol

 
 

Mothering Arts - Representative Program

Nurturing Mothers and Babies. Handbook available!

1213 High School Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

Contact: Kerry Ingram

707-321-0981

http://www.motheringarts.com/

 
 

Peapod Playgroup - Representative Program

7325 Huntington Square Lane, Apt 65

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Contact: Serena Syn

916-838-0992

www.peapodplaygroup.com

 
 

Garden Canyon Preschool
631 Travelodge Drive
El Cajon, CA 92020
Contact: Alexander Hazel, LifeWays Aligned
619-946-3434
https://www.facebook.com/GardenCanyon/

 
 

Lilac Sea Nursery School

2428 Commonwealth Ave

San Diego, CA 92104

Contact: Mallory Ott, LifeWays Graduate

619-316-3002

lilacseanurseryschool.com

 
 

Little Flower Preschool
12656 Rough and Ready Hwy
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Contact: Jessica Druding , LifeWays Graduate
530-272-2952
http://www.littleflowerpreschool.com

 
 

Neighborhood Playgarden

PO Box 14817

San Francisco, CA 94114

Contact: Julie Anderson, LifeWays Aligned

415-971-4963

www.neighborhoodplaygarden.com

 
 

The Rose Garden School
652 McGavran Drive
Vista, CA. 92081
760-575-4522
Contact: Julia Eccles, Aligned Program
www.TheRoseGardenSchool.com

 
 

Tree Sprites Playgarden and Fiber Art Farm

San Anselmo, CA 94960

Contact: Teresa Walker, LifeWays Graduate

510-915-2687

http://www.treesprites.com/

 

Colorado

Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten LifeWays Program - Representative Program

4072 N 19th St.

Boulder, CO 80304

Contact: Seana Grady, Director

303-541-0671

www.boulderwaldorf.com

 
 

Joyful Toddlers! - Representative Program

Offering teleclasses and consulting

Boulder/Denver, CO

Contact: Faith Collins

720-256-8843

www.joyfultoddlers.com

 
 

StarSong LifeWays Child Care - Representative Program

3640 Buckeye Ct

Boulder, CO 80304

Contact: Julie Zacharias

303-442-0998

www.starsong-lifeways.com

 
 

Blossom
2243 Ayrshire Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Contact: Kirah Combelic, LifeWays Student
970-980-4816
http://blossomfortcollins.com

 
 

Fairy Ring Garden
9147 Fleetwood Ave
Longmont, CO 80503
Contact: Ginger Johnson, LifeWays Graduate
303-507-7331
http://www.fairyringschool.org

 
 

Plum Hill Preschool
3060 S. Dahlia St.
Denver, CO 80222
Contact: Rhianna Kirk, Aligned Program
(720)580-3915
http://plumhillpreschool.com/

 
 

Sunflower Hill Child Care

1520 S. Glencoe Street

Denver, CO 80222

Contact: Kathleen O'Connor, LifeWays Graduate

303-489-2985

sunflowerhillchildcare.com

 

Connecticut

Little Acorn Learning

Childcare, Classes and Online Curriculum for Parents and Caregivers

9 Woodcreek Road

Brookfield, CT  06804

Contact: Eileen FoleyLifeWays Student

Website:  www.littleacornlearning.com

 

Florida

The Playgarden - Representative Program

223 8th Avenue S.

Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250

Contact: Carol Wagner

904-241-3259

www.theplaygarden.org

 

Georgia

Sungarden Preschool ~ Representative Program

2546 Midway Road

Decatur, GA  30030

Contact: Sara Michelson

404-693-5307

www.sungardenpreschool.com

 

Hawaii

Creative Nurturing Communities, Pilot Project, Mindanao, Philippines

913 Ahuwale St.

Honolulu, HI 96821

Contact: Kahlil S. Apuzen-Ito, Lifeways Graduate

808-988-1541

 

Idaho

The Play Garden
4560 N Maple Grove
Boise, ID 83704
Contact: Kimberly Amyx , Aligned Program
208-850-3392
http://www.theplaygardenboise.com

 

Maine

Hearthstone Forest Preschool and Early Childhood - Representative Program

18 Christy Hill Rd.

Sedgwick, ME 04676

Contact: Jennifer McCall

207-359-8406

 
 

The Little Farm School - Representative Program

31 Enterprise Rd

Limerick, ME 04048

Contact: Mary Vermette-Graham, Director

207-423-1656

 

Massachussetts

Kinderhof Waldorf School

76 Boice Road

North Egremont, MA  01230-9086

Contact: Rebecca Rozhon (Miss Becki), Aligned Program

413-528-9297

www.kinderhofwaldorfschool.org

 

 

Minnesota

Daffodil Day School

761 Tatum Street

Saint Paul, MN 55104

Contact: Claire Fromme, Aligned Program

651-497-5462

www.daffodildayschool.com

 

Montana

Mountain Bluebells Preschool & Nursery Center
701 South McGillen
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Contact: Lista Vergith, LifeWays Graduate
406-290-4391
https://www.mtbluebells.org/

 

New Jersey

Star Child Nature School
121 Tuckerton Rd
Shamong, NJ 08088
Contact: Melissa Sheppard, LifeWays Graduate
609-268-7721
https://www.facebook.com/Star-Child-Nature-School-LLC-140888213148643/

 

New York

The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center - Representative Program

257 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
Contact: Judith Frizlen
716-816-0078
www.therosegarden.us

 

New York

Zia Playschool
445 MacDonough Street
Brooklyn, NY 11233
Contact: Monica Snavely, Aligned Program
www.ziaplayschool.com

 

North Carolina

Ashley d'Ambrosi Masters, LifeWays Graduate

2 Chester Place

Asheville, N.C. 28806

828-989-9189

 

Oklahoma

Rose Rock School and LifeWays Center - Representative Program

1515 W Main St

Norman, OK  73069

Contact: Shanah Ahmadi

405-412-3583

www.roserock-school.org

 
 

Roots of Wonder

1019 E. 35th Place

Tulsa, OK 74105

Contact: Neerah Singh, LifeWays Graduate

918-780-1518

 

Oregon

Magnolia Blossom Preschool - Representative Program

6921 North Roberts Avenue

Portland, OR 97203

Contact: Marguerite Aichele-Smith

503-869-0626

www.magnoliablossompreschool.com

 
 

Little Root Playgarden Preschool

9755 N Syracuse St.

Portland, OR 97203

Contact: Dre Davey, LifeWays Graduate

503-544-3996

http://littlerootchildren.com

 
 

Monmouth Waldorf-inspired Farm Daycare
12405 Fishback Rd.
Monmouth, OR 97361
Contact: Anya Thaker, Aligned Program
503-881-5085

 
 

Wow and Futterville Playgarden SE
8722 SE 17th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
503-954-2255
Wow and Flutterville Playgarden NE
4114 N Vancouver Ave
Portland Or 97217
971 302-6139
Contact: Deanna Cohen, Aligned Program
http://www.wowandfluttervilleplaygardens.com

 

Pennsylvania

Rosebud Garden - Representative Program

Kimberton Waldorf School

410 West Seven Stars Road

Kimberton, PA 19442

Contact: Chinyelu Kunz

610-933-3635

http://kimberton.org/academics/early-child

 
 

Pear Blossom Early Childhood Center

25 N. 16th Street

Easton, PA 18042

Contact: Eleanor Breslin, LifeWays Student

610-438-8080

www.pearblossomcare.com

 

Rhode Island

Bloom

33 Mitchell's Lane

Middletown, RI 02842

Contact: Bethany Stewart, Aligned Program

401-842-0003

www.bloomchild.com

 

Texas

Blackland Prairie Conservatory & Atelier
9949 McCree Road
Dallas, TX 75238
Contact: Candace Cofer, Aligned Program
214-631-9533
https://bpcaschool.org

 
 

Good Earth Farm School

10820 E Crystal Falls Pkwy

Leander, TX 78641

Contact: Leslie Castaneda, LifeWays Graduate

512-259-3922

www.goodearthfarmschool.com

 
 

Starbright Preschool

3900 Valley View Road

Austin, TX 78704

Contact: Michelle FossatiLifeWays Graduate

512-441-5253

www.starbrightpreschool.com

 
 

Sunflower Garden

14 Tall Oaks Trail

Austin, TX 78737

Contact: Lindsey Falconer, LifeWays Graduate

512-964-5886

www.sunflowergardenaustin.com

 
 

The Greenwood School

8319 Haskel Dr.

Austin, TX 78736

Contact: Tracy Schagen, Aligned Program

512-633-8237

www.greenwoodschool.net

 

Vermont

Honeycomb Kids - Representative Program

134 Lily Pond Circle
Richmond, VT 05477
Contact: Ellen Kraft
802-324-4491

 

Wisconsin

LifeWays Early Childhood Center - Representative Program

3224 N. Gordon Place

Milwaukee, WI  53212

Contact: Jaimmie Stugard

414-562-0818

www.lifewaysmilwaukee.com

 
 

Nestling House
3200 S. Howell Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53207
Contact: Eric Busiek, Aligned Program
414-399-5212
www.nestlinghouse.com

 
 

The Enchanted Garden

1633 N 123rd St

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Contact: Constance Palmer, LifeWays Graduate

414-315-9950