Maine, July 2014 - July 2015
LifeWays® Early Childhood Certification
July 6-12, and 14-18, 2014
October 10-13, 2014
April 17-20, 2015
July 5-11 and 13-18, 2015
Location: Ashwood Waldorf School, 180 Park Street, Rockport, Maine 04856
Core Teaching Staff:
Cynthia Aldinger, Founder of LifeWays North America,
Laura Cassidy, Child Development and LifeWays Practices,
Suzanne Down, Artistic and Healing Puppetry, Founder of Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts,
Patricia Pierce, Eurythmist, Meg Chittenden, Teacher of Music and Waldorf Grade Teacher, Elizabeth Sustick, RN, director of anthroposophic nursing training in the U.S., Donna Wenckus, fiber arts, and Sarah Baldwin, MS Ed., author of Nourishing Children and Families.
Housing: On campus - cots and sleeping bag space at $10/night. Nearby campgrounds: Camden Hills State Park. Some guest rooms available in homes.
For more info see our National Brochure
Join us! Apply to this program.
Why come to Maine for LifeWays Certification?
The Rockport/Camden area is known as the Jewel of the MidCoast. While you are in class, your family can enjoy the beaches, parks, lakes, hiking trails and small village life of rural Maine in the summer.
Want to come by yourself for just a long weekend?
Our October and April weekends are open sessions. Come in October and learn to needle felt wool puppets and create stories from nursery rhymes with Suzanne Down. Or come for the April weekend and make a woolen sleeping doll and learn the healing arts of home care with Elizabeth Sustick, RN.
How do I get there?
You can now fly into nearby Rockland on Cape Air. Or travel from Boston on the Concord Trailways bus line straight up the coast to Camden/Rockport. Someone can meet you at the airport or bus station, and carpools can be arranged during the session.
What is LifeWays Northeast (Maine)?
LifeWays Northeast is the north-eastern training center of LifeWays North America. This training is especially offered for those who care for children in homes and centers, preschool teachers in home programs, assistant early childhood teachers, afternoon preschool teachers, and parent-child and parent-infant educators. We have a growing number of parents attending along with early childhood professionals.
What will I learn?
Learn how the simple activities of healthy home life provide the foundation of learning for the young child. Refresh your skills with music, movement and handwork classes. Learn more about the holistic view of the developing human being offered by Rudolf Steiner and other developmental theorists and experience fun and friendship found with fellow students.