Early Childhood Training Programs

Early Childhood Certificate Program

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Current Training Locations

Utah July 2023 - August 2024

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Highland, UT (near Salt Lake City)
Contact: Tiffany Manoukian, Student Services Coordinator (520) 358-5380 tiffany.manoukian@me.com

SF Bay Area, August 2024 - June 2025

Applications will open on February 1, 2024

Marin County, CA
Contact: Marianne Alsop mariannea@lifewaysnorthamerica.org

LifeWays Early Childhood Certificate Program is designed for both parents and professionals. The 215 in-class hours over the course of a year are offered in various locations throughout the US (see Dates and Locations). There is also guided study with a mentor between sessions. LifeWays graduates are using what they have learned

  • With their own families
  • In LifeWays childcare and in-home programs
  • In schools as assistant teachers, or offering parent-child, after-school and childcare programs.

The LifeWays Early Childhood Certificate Program offers 28 days of learning, inspiration and community. It provides an island of respite from your day-to-day rushed-life routine, in surroundings that foster inner transformation and the application of new knowledge and skills.

LifeWays Early Childhood Fundamentals Course, developed by long-time Waldorf early childhood teachers, combines in-person instruction with online mentoring and support over the course of the year to help new early childhood colleagues take up their work with confidence and competency.

  • Choice of locations for a five-day intensive retreat
  • Followed by 50 hours of online mentor-supported content and discussion throughout the year

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