Upcoming Online Courses

Holiday Plays for Early Childhood with Lynn St. Pierre

Early childhood developmental plays to celebrate the holidays!

Register for one or both sessions, December 2 and December 30

Wow! Are We Blessed! If you are not yet familiar with Lynn or the Wilma Ellersiek gesture games, you are in for a real treat! And if you already know Lynn, come join us for a frolicking good time!  These games and plays offer a Universal message of love, delight, and wonder for children and families of all backgrounds.  Give this holiday package to your favorite teacher or parent of young children as a treasured gift! read more...

Singing Games With Anna Rainville

Sign up for the January 6th Session now!

Singing games are a part of every culture and generation. These games provide healthy opportunities for sensory integration while lifting spirits and building community. Singing and moving together in simple or complicated forms appeals to all ages whether at home, in a classroom, or a faculty meeting. They are contagious joy. 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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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 2021-22

Inspiration and Support for Working with Young Children

Course begins July 12, 2021 in person at several locations!

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...

Inspired Homemaking with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

An Online Course with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Ask about future dates for this course

Imagine a home life that is nourishing for every member of the family, including yourself!

Join Rahima Baldwin Dancy online for this five-week class in which you will build up a picture of your home life. Explore what is working for you and what isn’t on the physical, rhythmical, emotional, and spiritual levels of your home read more...

Bringing “Home” into Your Early Childhood Program with Rahima Baldwin Dancy

Join Rahima’s new five-week online course for childcare providers and early childhood teachers

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A new, creative and practical exploration of ways to bring more home-like elements into early childhood programs in all settings - centers, schools and homes.

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

Living Arts Through the Seasons

Deepening the Development of Your Family Culture

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...

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...

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...