Early Childhood Certificate Programs

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LifeWays Early Childhood Certification is designed for both parents and professionals. The 220 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.

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 35 hours of online mentor-supported content and discussion throughout the year

See our National Brochure or the Core Content. For information on how the LifeWays Early Childhood Certification Training aligns with the NAEYC Standards and the CDA Competencies, click here.