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...
Creating Your Family Culture -- An Elemental Approach
Ongoing - enroll any time!
We don't always pay much attention to culture, but it's always there. It holds us, sustains us, and informs the way we act, feel and think about the world. Wouldn't you love to create the conditions in your home that help each family member live your shared values in a positive way with life-affirming practices?
How do we intentionally craft a family culture that reflects our values? How do we practice those values every day with our children? And how do we continue to hold true to these values as our family grows and our individual needs change? read more...
Healthy Home Rhythms
Ongoing - enroll any time!
This popular online course, developed by Kerry Ingram at Mothering Arts, supports you to create a balanced home rhythm rooted in presence and joy. In this self-paced course, you will work with four water-colored seasonal rhythm wheels (printer required), a meal planner wheel and LOTS of practical resources to develop a rhythm wheel that is unique for your own family. Create a more connected home life with the help of this inspiring, step-by-step, course that you can do any time and access again and again as the seasons—and your family—change. read more...
Living Arts Through the Seasons ~ Archived
Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture - Archived Seasons
Join our thriving community of parents, creating unique family cultures through connection in everyday home life. Get clear on who you want to be as a parent and how you want to spend your time in simple meaningful ways. read more about our archived seasons...