SF Bay Area, August 2019 – June 2020

SF Bay Area LifeWays® Early Childhood Certification

Register by July 15, 2019 and save $225!
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Director: Kate Hammond
Email: KateH@LifeWaysNorthamerica.org

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Dates: Tentative schedule for 2019-20 (subject to change)
Aug 24, 2019
Sep 7
Sep 21
Oct 4,5,6
Oct 19
Nov 2
Nov 16
Dec 7
Jan 4, 2020
Jan 11
Jan 25
Feb 1
Feb 8
Feb 22
Mar 7
Mar 20,21,22
Apr 4
Apr 18
May 2
May 16
May 29,30,31
Jun 13

LifeWays Early Childhood Certification Trainings are offered throughout North America.

It is with GREAT JOY that we announce that a new session will begin in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA in August 2019!

Completing the LifeWays Training can open NEW Opportunities for you:

• Childcare providers in homes and centers • Early childhood assistants, teachers and nannies • Parents and grandparents • Parent-child teachers • Early Childhood Aftercare teachers • Homeschool parents. Become the parent or early childhood professional you long to be.

LifeWays students learn from master teachers in 200+ in-class hours over a year’s time. Additionally, mentor-supported independent study enriches learning between sessions. The LifeWays curriculum is divided into four categories:

  • Human Growth and Development – based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner and others
  • Child, Family and Community – home health care practices, unique and beautiful handwork, gardening and meal planning, meaningful celebrations and festivals, self-care and more
  • Program Curriculum – deepening your classroom and in-home practices (artistic and practical, nature and nurture); fundamentals of establishing child care, parent-child, after-school and daily homeschool rhythms; and more
  • Living Arts – learn the Living Arts as developed by LifeWays and the keys to joyful, purposeful living through Practical Activity, Nurturing Care, Creative Exploration and Social Awareness

LifeWays students graduate with a renewed sense of joie de vivre in their daily lives. Strengthened by an amazing view of the developing human being, a lifted experience of personal growth, guidance in establishing successful programs and a sense of being grounded in the practical, artistic and nurturing skills, they tell us over and over again that this training was a life-changing experience for them.

The journey through the training was incredible and life-changing. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned this past year, but this made me realize how much more I can learn if I choose to (which I do!) I loved our ceremony and the sense of accomplishment it brought. What I loved most though, was meeting each of you wonderful people and working with you to create something beautiful and meaningful.  Rhoda Kambandu

Core Teaching Staff:

Cynthia Aldinger is founder and Executive Director of LifeWays North America; author of Life is the Curriculum and Home Away from Home: LifeWays Care of Children and Families.

Kate Hammond is a mom of two boys, a long-time Waldorf Early Childhood teacher and LifeWays teacher. Kate is also trained in Spacial Dynamics.

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The SF Bay Area training meets in the San Francisco Bay Area, eighteen Saturdays over 11 months (all day, 8am to 5:30pm). In addition there are three long-weekend retreats for cooking, gardening, outdoor observation, circle games, wet felting, puppetry, storytelling and more.

Learn to create magical puppet shows for young children using silks, hand-made puppets and natural materials.
Learn songs and lullabies playing the lyre.
Learn watercolor painting for young children.
Study and discuss with one another.

Housing and Childcare: While LifeWays does not directly provide housing or childcare, we are happy to provide applicants with contact information for local resources.

Meals: Snacks and daily organic hot lunches are included in tuition. Students provide their own breakfast and dinner

Your journey toward joy-filled and purpose-full living begins in August 2019, won’t you join us in the SF Bay Area?

Contact the Student Services Director to learn about the application process.

  Apply to this program.

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