Resources for Teachers and Caregivers

Early Childhood Certification Dates and Locations

Wisconsin June 2023 - July 2024

$225.00 discount if enrolled by April 15, 2023!
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Contact: Emily Witkowski, Student Services Coordinator (262) 354-5728

Utah July 2023 - August 2024

$225.00 discount if enrolled by May 15, 2023!
Highland, UT (near Salt Lake City)
Contact: Tiffany Manoukian, Student Services Coordinator (520) 358-5380

SF Bay Area, August 2023 - June 2024

$225.00 discount if enrolled by May 15, 2023!
Enrollment opens February 1, 2023

Marin County, CA
Contact: Marianne Alsop

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!


Circle of Hands

A Beginners Hand-Sewing Course with Mindy Upton of Blue Sky Craft Studio
Once-monthly, January through June of 2023

Grab a cup of tea, your thread and needle, and gather online for this relaxing, once-monthly handwork circle. Nourish your soul while learning the basics of sewing and embroidery through inspiring projects in a circle of camaraderie. Become more practiced with simple stitches and build your repertoire to begin creating your own projects! read more...

Birth to Three – Child Development and Care with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Three weeks starting Wednesday, April 5, 2023

An online course for childcare providers, early childhood teachers and parents based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education

Deepen your understanding of the unfolding experiences and needs of infants and toddlers through this unique online course developed by Rahima Baldwin Dancy. Convenient three-week format offers 12 CEUs for teachers and childcare providers. read more...

Food for Thought: Rhythm and Beauty of Nutrition

A Three-Course Series with Michaeleen Hinca
Course One: Setting the Table, Three weeks starting Wed, April 26th

This delicious online course offers a seat at the table to childcare providers, early childhood teachers and parents who are craving Food for Thought about the nourishment they are offering to the children in their lives. Divided into three separate courses, this first course will focus on Setting the Table. Whether it’s a kitchen table, a picnic table, or a blanket on the grass, intentional rhythm and beauty will feed both body and soul. read more...

LifeWays Early Childhood Fundamentals Course

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...

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...