Upcoming Online Courses

Living Arts Through the Seasons - Winter 2019-20

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture

Winter, 2019-20

ONLINE: Opens December 1, 2019!

A NEW LESSON opens on the first of each month, in December, January, and February!

Themes for the months are as follows:

December - Inner Light; January - Being Thrifty; February - Balance read more...

The Living Arts - Cornerstones of Care

with Cynthia Aldinger and Mary O'Connell

February 5 - 26, 2020

Transform your home life and professional care with young children through LifeWays’ practical approach to enriching your life and creating “home away from home” for children in early childhood settings.

Join Cynthia and Mary for a four-week course exploring ways to use the Living Arts as the cornerstones for a solid foundation of learning for the young child and enrichment for your own life. more...

Living Arts Through the Seasons - Spring 2020

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture

Spring, 2020

ONLINE: Opens March 1, 2020!

A NEW LESSON opens on the first of each month, in March, April and May!

March - Clearing.  How do we clear a space for our own growth and our children's growth?

April - Germination. As parents, we plant lots of seeds.  How do we help them sprout?

May - Growing.  We've cleared the space, planted our seeds, and now we grow!  How do we support our own  growth and that of our children? read more...

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

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

March 4 - 24, 2020

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...

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.

Topics Include:

  • Deciding to Start
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Crafting Your Program
  • Working with Parents
  • Self-Care and Professional Development 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. 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? more...