California Coast, August 2013 – June 2014
California Coast LifeWays® Early Childhood Certification
Dates: August 2013 - June 2014
Location: meets in the SF Bay Area
Enrollment period for this training will open January 1, 2013. If you would like to join us for one of our two visitor’s days: Saturday, January 5th or Saturday, May 4th please contact the Director, Marianne Alsop.
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.
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.
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Training dates for 2013 - 2014, subject to change:
+August 17, 2013 Introduction to LifeWays
*August 24, 2013, Saturday session
*September 7, Saturday session
*September 21, Saturday session
October 4 to 7 – first retreat, Friday 3pm to Sunday noon
+October 19 – doll making/toymaking workshop
*November 2, Saturday session
*November 16, Saturday session
+November 30 – festival workshop
*December 14, Saturday session
*January 4, 2014, Saturday session
+January 18 – LOVE Approach to Discipline
+February 1 – movement workshop
*February 15, Saturday session
*March 1, Saturday session
March 14 to 16 – second retreat weekend, Friday 3pm to Sunday noon
+March 29 – nuts and bolts legal and professional aspects of creating your own program
*April 12 , Saturday session
*April 26 – Home Health, a day with Trish Mc Phee RN
*May 10, Saturday session
+May 24 or 31 – lazure workshop
June 6 to 8 – third retreat weekend, Friday 3pm to Sunday noon
*June 14 , Saturday session
*denotes 13 full day classes, 8 to 5:30pm
+denotes 7 workshops, 9am to 3 pm
Three long weekend retreats for cooking, canning, silk & wool dyeing, festival sharing, nature table, puppetry, development of speech, baking, circle games, making natural cleaning products, knitting, nature walks and observation, cheese making and more!
California Coast LifeWays also offers three Parenting Seminars in conjunction with the training. These seminars are open to the public and may be attended without enrolling in the full Training. For information and registration click here.