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Featured Program: Rose Rock School

The Art of Extending Families by Shanah Ahmadi A warm and hearty hello from Norman, Oklahoma! In keeping with the theme: “The Many Faces of LifeWays,” I would like to describe our childcare center, Rose Rock School. At Rose Rock, we are not a center or a home, we are both a center and a …

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A Child-Free LifeWays Home: Notes from an “Auntie” By Frances Whalen

When I enrolled in the LifeWays training, I had no real connection to the lives of children and families. Like many Millenials, the last time I had interacted with children was in my own childhood, back in the 90s. Having just accepted a position at a LifeWays program as the cook/assistant, I knew a thing …

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Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love By Faith Collins

As a LifeWays-inspired parenting coach and teacher of caregivers, I’ve worked with families and caregivers from many geographic areas and walks of life: mothers, fathers, married and unmarried, grandparents, nannies, caregivers, and teachers, in the U.S., England, Europe, Australia, even the Middle East and Israel. Although their homes and schools look different, all have shared …

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Sparking Empathy by Jerilyn C. Burke

Sparking Empathy By Jerilyn C. Burke   empathy: noun 1. the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another 2. the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself   I often ascribe feelings to objects when I …

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LifeWays Commencement Address by Susan Silverio

Commencement Address by Susan Silverio at the LifeWays Early Childhood Training Graduation, July 18, 2015, Rockport, Maine             Life is good!             How do we know that?             There are many opportunities here in Maine to experience all that a T-shirt can proclaim as goodness. I hope that you all have had many moments during …

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