Resources for Teachers and Caregivers

Early Childhood Certification Dates and Locations

Utah July 2023 - August 2024

Sorry, we're fully enrolled for this session!
Highland, UT (near Salt Lake City)
Contact: Tiffany Manoukian, Student Services Coordinator (520) 358-5380 tiffany.manoukian@me.com

Alaska July 2024 - August 2025

Palmer Alaska starting in July! Dates to come soon!
Palmer, Alaska
Contact: Regin Dervaes 907-315-1677 regin.dervaes@gmail.com

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

$225 Discount if enrolled by May 1!
Marin County, CA
Contact: Marianne Alsop mariannea@lifewaysnorthamerica.org

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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Circle of Hands

A Foundational Handwork Course with Mindy Upton of Blue Sky Craft Studio
Once-monthly, September 2023 through May 2024

Grab a cup of tea, your handwork basket, and gather online for this relaxing, once-monthly handwork circle. Nourish your soul while learning the foundational skills such as sewing, embroidery, needle felting and more through inspiring projects in a circle of camaraderie. Become more practiced at these simple skills while creating projects and learning new songs, verses, and stories that can be put to use in your program immediately! read more...


Singing Games: Seasonal Joy

Five Seasonal Workshops With Anna Rainville
First workshop February 29th, 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...


Circle of Hands Year 2

An In-Depth Handwork Experience with Mindy Upton of Blue Sky Craft Studio
Once-monthly, September 2023 through May 2024

Join us for a “closed” Circle experience with colleagues from Year One; this second year circle will build upon established handwork skills. Mindy is providing a unique and wonderful opportunity for participants, bringing together handwork, music and story for a complete experience that can be used in your early childhood program immediately after completion! The year’s curriculum will include creating puppets, seasonal crafts and nature garden creatures that will enliven your growing repertoire. read more...


LifeWays Early Childhood Fundamentals Course

Inspiration and Support for Working with Young Children

Congratulations! You have been hired to work in a Waldorf or LifeWays early childhood program that you have admired for some time. Or you now find yourself ready to open your own program. 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 a while and could use a refresher. It may be that you are a new parent or grandparent and want to be more creative in your home and family life. We want to help you find the ground beneath your feet so that you can grow in confidence. 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...


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...