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.

Canada

British Columbia

LifeWays Child Care Society - Representative Program

532 E. 4th St. North

Vancouver, BC V7L 1J6

CANADA

Contact: Margo Running

604-904-4198

https://lifewayschildcaresociety.wordpress.com/


Ontario

Hearthstone Childcare - Representative Program

# 1 Hesperus Rd. Apt 101
Vaughan, Ontario L4J 0G9
Canada

Contact: Laurie Harper-Burgess, LifeWays Graduate

905-731-0405

www.hearthstonechildcare.com


Quebec

Le jardin d'enfants des Racines et des Ailes
1915 Chemin De La Cote
Val David, QC J0T2N0
Canada
Contact: Chalia Tuzlak, LifeWays Aligned Program
514-629-3009
www.facebook.com/ChaliaT/


USA

Alaska

Nettlewood Playgarden ~ Representative Program

17905 Idle Drive
Palmer, AK 99645
907-315-1677
Contact: Regin Dervaes
www.nettlewoodplaygarden.com


Palmer LifeWays

3199 N Palmer-Fishhook Rd

Palmer, AK 99645

Contact: Lori Berrigan, LifeWays Graduate

907-746-0077

www.palmerlifeways.org


Tiny Trees Homer's Forest School
59870 Kittiwake Court
Homer, AK 99603
Contact: HANNA YOUNG, LifeWays Graduate
907-435-7851
http://www.tinytreesforestschool.com


California

A Child’s Garden of Thyme ~ Representative Program

710 Eucalyptus St.
Oceanside, CA 92054
Contact: Kristen Arrastia
760-846-0195
www.achildsgardenofthyme.com


BeeLoved Farm Playschool Childrens' Center - Representative Program

2947 Ponderosa Rd.

Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Contact: Kelly Hodgkin

530-676-5683

www.beelovedfarm.com


KULANU Playgarden - Representative Program

1100 West Sexton Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

Contact: Yael Raff Peskin

707-829-8341

https://www.facebook.com/kulanuplaygarden


Mothering Arts - Representative Program

Nurturing Mothers and Babies. Handbook available!

1213 High School Road

Sebastopol, CA 95472

Contact: Kerry Ingram

707-321-0981

http://www.motheringarts.com/


Peapod Playgroup - Representative Program

7325 Huntington Square Lane, Apt 65

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Contact: Serena Syn

916-838-0992

www.peapodplaygroup.com


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


Gan Aviv Playgarden
623 Adeline Pl
Davis, CA 95616
530-220-5181
Contact: Maayan Gadisman, LifeWays Graduate
http://www.ganavivplaygarden.com


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


Neighborhood Playgarden

59 Grand View Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94114

Contact: Julie Fellom, LifeWays Aligned

415-583-2163

http://neighborhoodplaygarden.org


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


Poppy Preschool
11951 Banner Lava Cap Rd
Nevada City, CA 95959
917-627-0103
Contact: Deva Hauber, LifeWays Aligned


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


Tree Sprites Preschool
55 Foothill Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Contact: Teresa Walker, LifeWays Graduate
510-915-2687
http://www.treesprites.com


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


Mancos Valley Dragonfly Preschool
7844 Road 41
Mancos, CO 83128
Contact: Wendi Jensen, LifeWays Aligned
970-516-0308
http://dragonflypreschool.org


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: Cailyn Klarich
sunflowerhillchildcare.com


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


Kinderhof Waldorf School
305 Pine Ave
Anna Maria, FL 34216-0873
Contact: Rebecca Rozhon (Miss Becki), Aligned Program
413-717-0280
www.kinderhofwaldorfschool.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


Maine

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


Nevada

The Bug Rug
545 Northstar Dr.
Reno, NV 89503
775-303-4801
Contact: Victoria Bugenig
www.thebugrug.info/


New Hampshire

Hummingbird Hill Playgarden ~ Representative Program

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


New Jersey

Star Child Nature School
400 Tuckerton Rd and 415 McKendimen Rd
Medford, NJ 08055
Contact: Melissa Sheppard, LifeWays Graduate
609-268-7721
http://www.starchildnatureschool.com


New York

The Rose Garden Early Childhood Center - Representative Program

257 Lafayette Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
Contact: Judith Frizlen
716-816-0078
www.therosegarden.us


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

Little Root Children

9755 N Syracuse St.

Portland, OR 97203

Contact: Andrea Davey, LifeWays Graduate

503-544-3996

https://littlerootchildren.com


Magnolia Blossom Preschool 

6921 North Roberts Avenue

Portland, OR 97203

Contact: Chelsea Brendtro, LifeWays Aligned

www.magnoliablossompreschool.com


The Robin's Nest Childcare Center
802 NW Buchanan Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330
Contact: Robbin Stevenson, LifeWays Aligned
541-230-1053
https://therobinsnestchildcare.com/
 


Rhode Island

Bloom

33 Mitchell's Lane

Middletown, RI 02842

Contact: Bethany Harvey, Aligned Program

401-842-0003

www.bloomchild.com


Rhode Island

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

Texas

Good Earth Farm School
10820 E Crystal Falls Pkwy
Leander, TX 78641
Contact: Amy McClintic, Aligned Program
512-350-9639
http://www.goodearthfarmschool.com


Heart and Hands Family Center
Cedar Park, TX 78613
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

www.sunflowergardenaustin.com


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/


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