Upcoming Online Courses

The Living Arts Through the Seasons

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture

January and February, 2019

Opens January 1, 2019!

Join our thriving community of parents, creating unique family cultures through connection in everyday home life. Get clear on who you want to be as a parent and how you want to spend your time in simple meaningful ways.

This course will support HOW you want to parent and offer activities, traditions and simple daily things that help you live your values with your family. read more...


Discipline with Loving Awareness Feb 2019

Online course on discipline with Cynthia Aldinger!

February 6 - March 9, 2019

Cynthia’s L.O.V.E. Approach to Discipline has been joyfully appreciated ever since she first offered it as a workshop at a large early childhood conference twenty years ago. Constantly asked, “When are you writing the book?” we are happy to announce that instead we are premiering it as our first online course on discipline! more...


Learning to Observe Children

Back by popular demand: online course for early childhood teachers, childcare providers and nannies! A Powerful Tool for seeing and understanding the children in our care!

March 27 - April 13, 2019

Register now and receive the book, Observing Young Children, A Tool for Meaningful Assessment and the Recordkeeping PDF file!

In this two-week intensive course, caregivers and teachers of children ages 0-5 will explore how and why to observe the children in your care. You will learn various ways to observe and record your observations, with plenty of practice and online support. While doing so, you'll celebrate the individuality of each child while gaining an understanding of archetypal childhood development. read more...


Inspired Homemaking with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

An Online Course with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

April 3 to May 11, 2019

Imagine a home life that is nourishing for every member of the family, including yourself!

Join Rahima Baldwin Dancy online for this five-week class in which you will build up a picture of your home life. Explore what is working for you and what isn’t on the physical, rhythmical, emotional, and spiritual levels of your home more...


Discipline with Loving Awareness May 2019

Online course on discipline with Cynthia Aldinger!

We're offering this very popular course a second time, May 1 - June 1, 2019

Cynthia’s L.O.V.E. Approach to Discipline has been joyfully appreciated ever since she first offered it as a workshop at a large early childhood conference twenty years ago. Constantly asked, “When are you writing the book?” we are happy to announce that instead we are offering it as our first online course on discipline! read more...


Bringing “Home” into Your Early Childhood Program with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Join Rahima’s new five-week online course for childcare providers and early childhood teachers

Starting July 10, 2019 for five Wednesdays

A new, creative and practical exploration of ways to bring more home-like elements into early childhood programs in all settings - centers, schools and homes.

Whether you’re seasoned in the LifeWays approach or new to incorporating these elements into your program, this course is for you! 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 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...

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...