Early Childhood Certification Dates and Locations
Boulder, Colorado Kerry Francis, Student Services KerryF@LifeWaysNorthAmerica.org
Marin County, CA Marianne Alsop email@example.com
Online Courses for Teachers and Caregivers
To introduce you to our innovative approach to care for young children, we invite you to jump into our FREE online course. "Welcome to LifeWays" includes videos and resources to help you deepen your home life and transform your work with children! Enjoy it on your own time, and at your own pace!
NEW Zoom Course with Lynn St. Pierre
To truly “be’” with the children - present, warm, clear and joyful – self-care is essential!
Through the practice of Spacial Dynamics we will free up spaces within, and around us, allowing for freedom of movement, and freedom in our work with the children. Our movement will include the Spacial Dynamics exercises as well as hands-on techniques. We’ll also learn a couple of delightful Ellersiek hand gesture, loving touch, or large movement plays for the children! Learn a series of Spacial Dynamics “streams” for our overall health and well-being. Certain of these “streams” invite the young child into a restful state for a nap, quiet time or when a child is distressed. Experience delightful, seasonal developmental movement for the children and Spacial Dynamics streams to soothe the young child. read more...
Inspiration and Support for Working with Young Children
Congratulations! You have been hired to work in the Waldorf or LifeWays early childhood program that you have admired for some time. Perhaps you are a new assistant or extended care provider, a new co-teacher or regular substitute. Yet you have no training or background in the work. Or perhaps you have been out of the field for awhile and could use a refresher. We want to help you find the ground beneath your feet so that you can grow in confidence. Your teachers, both on-site and online, are long-time early childhood teachers in Waldorf and/or LifeWays programs. We look forward to offering you support and inspiration. read more...
Wow! Back by popular demand, world-renowned educator Anna Rainville presents
The Living Arts in Song and Dance
Viva Song and Dance – Bringing the Arts to Life!
This four part course will offer practical ways to bring the Living Arts to life. Learn games to play, songs to sing, and singing games to nurture the joyous confidence of children in your care. read more...
Online, October 26 - November 12, 2022
Those of us who regularly take children into nature – whether our own children or those in our care – feel the calling to guide the children in a way that develops reverence for the natural world. Cultural historian and ecotheologian, Thomas Berry, called this the development of an “I-Thou” rather than an “I-It” relationship with the natural world. During this two-week course, we will explore together the inner work of the adult read more...
Ongoing - enroll any time!This on-demand, at-your-own-pace, online course will help you open your own early childhood program at home providing relationship-based care steeped in LifeWays Principles. read more...