Resources for Teachers and Caregivers

Early Childhood Certification Dates and Locations

Florida, July 2024 - June 2025

$225.00 discount if enrolled by June 13, 2024!
Jacksonville Beach, FL
Contact: Hunter Davis, Student Services Coordinator 904-304-6364 hdavis@theplaygarden.org

Oklahoma, August 2024 - August 2025

$225.00 discount if enrolled by June 24, 2024!
Oklahoma City, OK
Contact: Emilee Little, Student Services 405.306.2224 emileedlittle@gmail.com

SF Bay Area, August 2024 - June 2025

We have opened a wait list for those interested in joining the 2024-25 session of the SF Bay LifeWays Training as space becomes available. Please contact Marianne Alsop to discuss the options.
Marin County, CA
Contact: Marianne Alsop mariannea@lifewaysnorthamerica.org

Utah October 2024 - October 2025

$225.00 discount if enrolled by September 2, 2024!
Highland, UT (near Salt Lake City)
Contact: Tiffany Manoukian, Student Services Coordinator (520) 358-5380 tiffany.manoukian@me.com

Alaska March 2025 - March 2026

$225 Discount if enrolled by Jan 27, 2025!
Palmer, Alaska
Contact: Regin Dervaes 907-315-1677 regin.lifeways@gmail.com

Courses for Teachers and Caregivers


Welcome to LifeWays!

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!

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Little Sunblossom Seasons Table Puppet

Two Live Zoom Sessions July 13 & 14, 2024 1-3pm Central

Little Sunblossom would love to come to your summer seasons table bringing her warmth, light and colorful blooms. She is a sturdy table puppet made from natural wool felt and stands about six inches high. In two 2-hour zoom sessions we will each learn to make a Little Sunblossom puppet. She can live on your seasons table or might even inspire a summer story or puppet play! This workshop is intended for beginners as well as for more experienced stitchers. read more...


LifeWays Early Childhood Fundamentals Course

Inspiration and Support for Working with Young Children
Starting August, 2024 in several locations!

Caregiving, parenting and teaching has become an increasingly challenging endeavor. Providing the right environment and nourishment for children to thrive requires strong intention and a wellspring of support. In the LifeWays Fundamentals course we offer a balance of intellectual content, hands-on work, spiritual nourishment and community support to get you started in your caregiving or educator’s journey. read more...


The Gift of Color

A Lively Summer Workshop with Lynn Turner and Leslie Wetzonis Woolverton
The weekend of August 3rd & 4th, 10 am- 1 pm CT each day

Together we will explore the gift of color through our Waldorf early childhood paper arts and crafts curriculum. We will play with color through the seasons and share crafts and activities to bring and inspire wonder, beauty, joy and diversity to the children in your care from birth to seven. read more...


Singing Games: Seasonal Joy

Five Seasonal Workshops With Anna Rainville
Next workshop August 22, 7-8:30 pm Central

Come join hands to circle through the year with traditional and new singing games that celebrate the seasons, develop sensory integration, build community, and bring joy to the dancers in the forest, in the classroom, in the home, or even on zoom. . read more...


Discipline with Loving Awareness

Online course on discipline with Cynthia Aldinger and Acacia Moore!
We're offering this very popular course again, starting September 11, 2024

Cynthia’s L.O.V.E. Approach to Disciplinehas been joyfully appreciated ever since she first offered it as a workshop at a large early childhood conference twenty years ago. Since the creation of this online course in 2019, it has since been one of our most in-demand courses every year! read more...


Creating Thriving Community with Families

A 4-Part Workshop Series with Lynn Turner & Leslie Wetzonis Woolverton
Wednesdays, Sept. 18th, Oct. 2nd, Nov. 6th, Dec. 4th 6-8 pm CT

Developing a strong class and family community is essential to your successful school year. Please join us to learn how to begin and deepen this ongoing work of collaboration and trust with parents, families and caregivers. read more...


The Birth Order Effect

A Workshop for Teachers, Parents, and Students of Self Development Presented by Judith Frizlen
September 19 and 26, 6:00- 7:30 p.m. CT

In this workshop we will focus on three primary topics together: Family Systems – There are many ways to create a nuclear family and extend it with a circle of support. Each variation has its own unique benefits and challenges. As a teacher, understanding the child’s family system can inform decisions about their care. read more...


Celebrando: Entendiendo, Creando y Viviendo las fiestas con intención

Creando un ritmo anual basado en las celebraciones
Inscripciones abiertas todo el año. Registrate y aprende a tu ritmo ¡Ya!

Desde la antigüedad, la humanidad ha observado los cambios estacionales, cada cultura, desde sus creencias y perspectiva ha marcado pautas que marcan el pasar del tiempo y se manifiestan con celebraciones y festivales. Se ha creado así un ritmo anual de fiestas y conmemoraciones que vive en nuestras raíces. Cuando vivimos estas fiestas con consciencia nos nutren a niveles profundos, avivando y alimentando nuestra vitalidad, nuestro sentido de vida y ayudándonos a conectar con todo y todos los que nos rodean. leer más...


Creating Home Away from Home: A Course for Home Childcare Providers

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...