New England, October 2016 – August 2017

LifeWays® Early Childhood Certification

Location: Newtown, Connecticut
Director: Eileen Straiton, Student Services Director
Phone: 203-794-2983


October 8-14, 2016
February 18-24, 2017
April 18-23, 2017
July 29 –  August 5, 2017


Housatonic Valley Waldorf School
40 Dodgingtown Road
Newtown, CT 06470

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Core Teaching Staff:

Susan Silverio, Founding teacher of Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport, Maine, Director of Spindlewood Waldorf Kindergarten and LifeWays Center;

Mary O’Connell, Training Coordinator for LifeWays North America; co-author of Home Away from Home: LifeWays Care of Children and Families; founder of LifeWays Early Childhood Center in Milwaukee, WI;

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The LifeWays Training is unique in being designed for both parents and early childhood professionals, including caregivers in homes and centers, preschool teachers and assistant early childhood teachers, afternoon preschool teachers, as well as parent-child and parent-infant educators. Four on-site sessions are supplemented by guided study with a mentor during the course of the year.

What will I learn?

Learn how the simple activities of healthy home life provide the foundation of learning for the young child. Refresh your skills with music, movement and handwork classes. Learn more about the holistic view of the developing human being offered by Rudolf Steiner and other developmental theorists and experience fun and friendship found with fellow students.