Upcoming Online Courses

Living Arts Through the Seasons - Autumn 2019

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture

Autumn, 2019

ONLINE: Opens September 1, 2019!

A NEW LESSON opens on the first of each month, in September, October and November!
Includes a BONUS Self Care Mini Retreat for the Autumn Equinox in the September lesson!

Themes for the months are as follows:

September - Simplicity; October - Community; November - Warmth read more...

Living Arts Through the Seasons - Winter 2019-20

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture

Winter, 2019-20

ONLINE: Opens December 1, 2019!

A NEW LESSON opens on the first of each month, in December, January, and February!

Themes for the months are as follows:

December - Inner Light; January - Being Thrifty; February - Balance read more...

December Visioning: A FREE Online Mini-Retreat

ONLINE December Visioning: A Mini-Retreat Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2019

The holidays are coming! Let's pause and create time to center and nourish before the whirlwind of the holiday season sweeps us away. This mini course is packed with inspiration to create a season of magic and peace. Walk away with a supportive plan to create a holiday of ease and connection. Our presence is far greater than any presents this season.

FREE Downloads to help you:

  • Slow Down
  • Find your compass (using the Living Arts)
  • Create a plan for the holiday season that helps you live your values!


Building a Strong Foundation: Care of the Young Child’s Senses

An online course for childcare providers, early childhood teachers and parents with Cynthia Aldinger and Mary O’Connell

January 8 – February 15, 2020

Early childhood educators can earn a certificate for 15 continuing education hours by completing this course!

We know that the strength of a building lies in its foundation. With high-rise buildings touching the sky these days, it has become all the more important to have powerful foundations. When we expect great things from a building, we know we have to lay the groundwork that keeps the building standing strong against the forces of nature. read more...

Navigating the Terrain of Childhood - Parenting Birth Through Adulthood

Featuring Jack Petrash & Cynthia Aldinger

January 22 - February 2, 2020

This two-week guided online course for parents of children from birth to age 21 is a gem!  Based on a workshop Jack and Cynthia created for a live audience and Jack's insightful and practical book Navigating the Terrain of Childhood, parents will accompany us on a journey through the changing landscape of developmental needs as children grow. read more...

The Living Arts - Cornerstones of Care

with Cynthia Aldinger and Mary O'Connell

February 5 - 26, 2020

Transform your home life and professional care with young children through LifeWays’ practical approach to enriching your life and creating “home away from home” for children in early childhood settings.

Join Cynthia and Mary for a four-week course exploring ways to use the Living Arts as the cornerstones for a solid foundation of learning for the young child and enrichment for your own life. more...

Birth to Three - Child Development and Child Care with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

An online course for childcare providers, early childhood teachers and parents based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education

March 4 - 24, 2020

Deepen your understanding of the unfolding experiences and needs of infants and toddlers through this unique online course developed by Rahima Baldwin Dancy. Convenient three week format offers 12 CEUs for teachers and childcare providers. read more...

Creating Home Away from Home: A Course for Home Childcare Providers


Ongoing - enroll any time!

This on-demand, at-your-own-pace, online course will help you open your own early childhood program at home providing relationship-based care steeped in LifeWays Principles.

Topics Include:

  • Deciding to Start
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Crafting Your Program
  • Working with Parents
  • Self-Care and Professional Development more...

Healthy Home Rhythms

Ongoing - enroll any time!

This popular online course, developed by Kerry Ingram at Mothering Arts, supports you to create a balanced home rhythm rooted in presence and joy. In this self-paced course, you will work with four water-colored seasonal rhythm wheels (printer required), a meal planner wheel and LOTS of practical resources to develop a rhythm wheel that is unique for your own family.  Create a more connected home life with the help of this inspiring, step-by-step, course that you can do any time and access again and again as the seasons—and your family—change. more...

Creating Your Family Culture -- An Elemental Approach

Ongoing - enroll any time!

We don't always pay much attention to culture, but it's always there. It holds us, sustains us, and informs the way we act, feel and think about the world. Wouldn't you love to create the conditions in your home that help each family member live your shared values in a positive way with life-affirming practices? How do we intentionally craft a family culture that reflects our values? How do we practice those values every day with our children? And how do we continue to hold true to these values as our family grows and our individual needs change? more...