Upcoming Courses


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 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...


Celebrando: Entendiendo, Creando y Viviendo las fiestas con intención

Una serie de cursos con LifeWays America Latina
Módulo Dos, Celebrando: Verano
Durante cuatro semanas a partir del 14 de junio

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...


Curative Education in Early Childhood

A Three Day Online Workshop with Robyn Brown of The Mulberry Center for Curative Education
June 16-18th, 10:00am- 1:30pm Central with a 30 minute break

All over the country today, we are receiving into our homes, programs, and classrooms a constant stream of children at younger and younger ages who are needing more than what many current models of care and education offer. They are coming with obstacles and challenges to their incarnation and growth that require a more specialized lens for seeing them and how to guide them in. Rudolf Steiner’s curative education lectures hold for us a beacon of light in our search for how to meet them.

Join us for a workshop with Robyn Brown to explore what it truly means to observe and why those observations are useful. read more...


Using "Home" as the Model in your Program with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Starting Wednesday, July 19, 2023
A three-week online course for early childhood teachers and childcare providers in any location - schools, centers and homes

Whether you’re seasoned in the LifeWays approach or new to incorporating these elements into your program, this course is for you!

  • Rahima will guide you in looking at your program on four different levels - the physical, rhythmical, relational/emotional and spiritual/values levels.
  • Be inspired by hundreds of ways other providers have made their programs more home-like.
  • Create a plan to bring one or more new elements into your own program.

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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...


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...