Directory of LifeWays Early Childhood Programs

Programs that incorporate the LifeWays approach to child care and parent education are spreading throughout North America!  We encourage you to visit these providers and experience for yourself the many forms that LifeWays relationship-based programs can take.

  • LifeWays Representative Programs enjoy the highest level of recognition.  Their approach to working with children and families is based on concepts taught in the LifeWays® training with particular emphasis on Rudolf Steiner’s research on human development.  All primary caregivers in Representative Programs have completed the LifeWays® training or its equivalent or are currently enrolled in LifeWays® training. Click here to learn about becoming a LifeWays Representative Program.
  • Other programs are listed alphabetically within each state or province. Where applicable, individuals to contact are noted as LifeWays Graduates.
  • Additional listings are for Aligned Programs that have indicated an affinity with LifeWays® Principles and Practices, but who have not completed a LifeWays® Training.

Click here for more information about listing your program with LifeWays North America.

USA

Alaska

Palmer LifeWays

3199 N Palmer-Fishhook Rd

Palmer, AK 99645

Contact: Lori Berrigan, LifeWays Aligned

907-746-0077

www.palmerlifeways.org


California

Peapod Playgroup - Representative Program

7325 Huntington Square Lane, Apt 65

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Contact: Serena Syn

916-838-0992

www.peapodplaygroup.com


Apple Katei Youchien
316 Lemire Dr.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Contact: Yukiko Ono, LifeWays Graduate
619-994-0620
http://www.apple-chan.com


Apple Youchien
2550 Fairfield St.
San Diego, CA 92110
Contact: Yukiko Ono, LifeWays Graduate
619-994-0620
http://www.applepreschool.org

Lilac Sea Nursery School

2428 Commonwealth Ave

San Diego, CA 92104

Contact: Mallory Ott, LifeWays Graduate

619-316-3002

lilacseanurseryschool.com


Little Flower Preschool
12656 Rough and Ready Hwy
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Contact: Jessica Druding , LifeWays Graduate
530-272-2952
http://www.littleflowerpreschool.com


Mi Escuelita en Español
147 Silliman Street
San Francisco, CA 94134
Contact: Ines Portugal, LifeWays Graduate
650-452-3844
https://www.wonderschool.com/ca/san-francisco/mi-escuelita-en-espa-ol-324


Nest Playgarden
2 Kandace Ct.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Contact: Emma Passalacqua, LifeWays Graduate
707-775-0548
https://www.nestplaygarden.com


Song Sparrow Playgarden
2605 Reliez Valley Road
Martinez, CA 94553
Contact: Amy Mulvaney, LifeWays Graduate
310-936-6207
http://www.songsparrowplaygarden.com


Tree Sprites Farm and Garden Preschool
55 Foothill Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Contact: Teresa Walker, LifeWays Graduate
https://www.treesprites.com


Woven Tree Preschool
2715 Francisco Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Contact: Enivey Carlos Orozco, LifeWays Aligned
Woventreepreschool@gmail.com
(707) 837-3601


Colorado

Boulder Waldorf Kindergarten LifeWays Program - Representative Program

4072 N 19th St.

Boulder, CO 80304

Contact: Seana Grady, Director

303-541-0671

www.boulderwaldorf.com


Joyful Toddlers! - Representative Program

Offering teleclasses and consulting

Boulder/Denver, CO

Contact: Faith Collins

720-256-8843

www.joyfultoddlers.com


Sunflower Hill Child Care
1520 S. Glencoe Street
Denver, CO 80222
Contact: Kathleen O'Connor, LifeWays Graduate
303-489-2985
sunflowerhillchildcare.com

Second Location:

7805 W. Hampden Ave.
Lakewood, CO  80227
303-489-2985
Contact: Kathleen O'Connor, LifeWays Graduate
sunflowerhillchildcare.com


The Lavender Cottage Playschool
112 Pinon St
Broomfield, CO 80020
Contact: Justine Bristol, LifeWays Aligned
lavendercottage.squarespace.com
Broomfield Childcare Connect


Florida

Outside Kids - Representative Program

1614 Coquina Place
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
904-237-7676
Contact: Lynn Coalson
https://www.outsidekids.org/


The Playgarden - Representative Program

223 8th Avenue S.

Jacksonville Beach, FL  32250

Contact: Carol Wagner

904-241-3259

www.theplaygarden.org


Hawaii

Creative Nurturing Communities, Pilot Project, Mindanao, Philippines

913 Ahuwale St.

Honolulu, HI 96821

Contact: Kahlil S. Apuzen-Ito, Lifeways Graduate

808-988-1541


Iowa

Little Seeds Childcare
204 14th Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
319-721-7798
Contact:Tara Neveu, LifeWays Aligned


Maine

CedarSong Play Garden, Representative Program

171 Hinckley Ridge Rd.
Blue Hill, ME 04614
608-770-1560
Contact: Kasha Haggerty


The Little Farm School - Representative Program

31 Enterprise Rd

Limerick, ME 04048

Contact: Mary Vermette-Graham, Director

207-423-1656


Montana

Mountain Bluebells Preschool & Nursery Center ~ Representative Program

PO Box 1065
Red Lodge, MT 59068
Contact: Lista Vergith
www.mtbluebells.org
406-290-4391


New Hampshire

Hummingbird Hill Playgarden ~ Representative Program

378 Pettingill Hill Rd.
Lyndeborough, NH 03082
Contact: Jane McCoy
603-654-2088
www.hummingbirdhillplaygarden.com


Oklahoma

Rose Rock School and LifeWays Center - Representative Program

1515 W Main St

Norman, OK  73069

Contact: Shanah Ahmadi

405-412-3583

www.roserock-school.org


Oregon

Wild Oak Preschool
17610 Williams Hwy
Williams, OR 97544
Contact: Heather Paladini, LifeWays Aligned
336-937-2882
www.wildoakpreschool.com


Rhode Island

Apple Blossom Preschool & Early learning Center
136 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Contact: Helen Rushlow, LifeWays Graduate
401-245-2775

Texas

Elmdale Play Garden - Representative Program

1103 Elmdale Place
Dallas, TX 75224
Contact: Abbie Allison
405-816-2794
https://www.elmdaleplaygarden.com/


Good Earth Farm School
10820 E Crystal Falls Pkwy
Leander, TX 78749
Contact: Amy McClintic, Aligned Program
512-259-4122
http://www.goodearthfarmschool.com


Heart and Hands Family Center
2303 Hollis Lane
Cedar Park, TX 78613
512-888-2965
Contact: Leslie Castaneda, LifeWays Graduate
https://www.heartandhandscenter.com/


Sunflower Garden
14 Tall Oaks Trail
Austin, TX 78737
Contact: Lindsey Falconer, LifeWays Graduate
512-964-5886


Vermont

Wildflower Garden
1087  Fairground Road
Bradford Vt 05033
Contact: Abby Fulks, LifeWays Aligned
434-981-1994
https://www.wildflowergarden.org/


Wisconsin

LifeWays Early Childhood Center - Representative Program

3224 N. Gordon Place

Milwaukee, WI  53212

Contact: Jaimmie Stugard

414-562-0818

www.lifewaysmilwaukee.com


Paradise Farm - Representative Program

1529 St. Charles Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Contact: Mary O'Connell
http://www.paradisefarmschool.com/


Ms. Lori's Children's Garden
E7996 Mahoney Rd.
Viroqua, WI 54665
Contact: Lori Dehlin, LifeWays Aligned
www.lorid28.wixsite.com/mslorischildrensgard


Sweetfield Playgroup and Wonderschool
14534 W. Bullard Rd.
Evansville, WI 53536
Contact: Marie Messinger, LifeWays Aligned
(608)630-7742