Naptime, by Cynthia Aldinger

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This is a lovely article on suggestions for naptime, by Cynthia Aldinger.  The article was written for groups of children, but many of these sweet rituals would be easily incorporated into a home setting.  If you try any of these, let us know how it goes, in the ‘comments’ section below!  Cynthia Aldinger is the

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LifeWays goal is to support the development of home in the lives of children, families, and caregivers because we see home as the natural environment for young children and home-like settings as the ideal for childcare.  We do this by offering trainings, seminars, and workshops that lift the participants out of the chaos of the

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Stories of mixed age childcare

One of the hallmarks of LifeWays Child Care is the family-style approach. By caring for children in small groups of varying ages, the child's daily experience is much more natural and home-like than the institutionalized and program-oriented care that is prevalent today. Through the inspiration of Steiner's research in child development and current research on

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