California Coast, August 2013 – June 2014
California Coast LifeWays® Early Childhood Certification
Dates: August 2013 - June 2014
Join the current LifeWays class for a visitor’s morning: Saturday, January 4th or Saturday, April 12th from 8am to 1:30pm. Please contact Marianne Alsop to reserve your place.
Applications for our 2014-15 session will be accepted as of January 1st, 2014.
LifeWays® Early Childhood Certification is for anyone who works with or shares their lives with young children: childcare providers in homes and centers, early childhood teachers, parents, nannies and grandparents. The training consists of both in-class time and independent reading, study and observation.
Join us! Apply to this program.
The California Coast training meets in the San Francisco Bay Area, thirteen Saturday’s over 11 months (all day, 8am to 5:30pm), seven half-day workshops ( 9am to 2 or 3pm) with a focus on music, handwork, movement, and professional development. In addition there are three long- weekend retreats for cooking, gardening, outdoor observation, circle games, wet felting, puppetry, storytelling and more. Independent learning includes reading, observation and writing between sessions. For those who wish to receive the LifeWays certification there are also monthly telephone conversations with a mentor, who is also available to visit you for two days near the end of your training. For more information see our National Brochure.
California Coast LifeWays also offers Parenting Seminars in conjunction with the training. These seminars are open to the public and may be attended without enrolling in the full Training. Although the Training is now fully booked you may still register for the seminars. For information and registration for Child Development click here. For information and registration for Handwork click here.