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CEU's

Whole Child, Whole Teacher Series

Note - CEU DVD's and materials are shipped to US addresses only.  The Five-set DVD may be purchased as a DOWNLOAD.

These DVD’s and their accompanying learning materials offer a chance to explore ideas and insights from experienced caregivers who speak with the understanding and passion that comes from working in relationship-based care.

If you work in a childcare home or center setting, these materials will provide a rich platform to deepen your understanding of what it means to create a home away from home for children.  If you are at home with your own children, you will no doubt be inspired to bring some of what you see in the DVDs into your own family life with your children.

For childcare providers:

These continuing education packets are approved by the Wisconsin Registry for childcare.  If you are a member of the Registry, your continuing education hours will be reported to the Registry for you upon completion of your packet.

If you are a childcare provider in a state other than Wisconsin, you will need to determine whether these packets meet your state’s continuing education requirements.  A certificate of completion will be mailed to you, and you will need to submit the hours in whatever manner is required in your state.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION PACKETS:

Each packet contains a DVD, reading materials, and questions to answer. All packets include an activity to try or observation to complete. Once you complete the questions, send them in to the address provided, and a LifeWays staff member will evaluate your responses.  You will receive a certificate of completion in the mail once the course is completed.  (Prices do not include S/H)

The five CEU courses described below may be purchased individually or as a complete set.  In addition, you may purchase the course materials without obtaining CEU credits at a substantial discount.  See descriptions below. 

Note - CEU DVD's and materials are shipped to US addresses only.  The Five-set DVD may be purchased as a DOWNLOAD.

Family Style Childcare

This 15 minute DVD offers a glimpse of the benefits of mixed-age care in a family-style setting.  Special emphasis is given to the value of free play.   Articles: “Why we provide family style childcare,” by Mary O’Connell; “Benefits of mixed-age groups for the child,” used with permission from familychildcare.org.

DVD and continuing education packet (3 hours continuing education)

$25.00

Home Away From Home

This 15 minute DVD explores what it means to create a home-like setting for children.  Includes a description of the Living Arts (domestic activity, nurturing care, creative discovery, and social ability) and a discussion of caregiver/child attachment in childcare.  Readings: Excerpt from Home Away From Home: LifeWays Care of Children and Families, Chapter Four by Cynthia Aldinger; “Attachment in Child Care,” by Mary O’Connell.

DVD and continuing education packet  (3 hours continuing education)

$25.00

Forest Kindergarten

This 15 minute DVD allows a glimpse into a wintery morning with LifeWays’ Forest Kindergarten in Milwaukee, a mixed-age program for children ages three to six in which the children spend their entire morning outdoors in a natural setting. The benefits of nature play are emphasized. Article: “Back to School: Back Outside!” (Executive Summary, Introduction and Chapter One), used with permission from the National Wildlife Federation.

DVD and continuing education packet  (3 hours continuing education)

$25.00

Settling Into Sleep

This 15 minute DVD shows a peaceful and nurturing naptime routine at LifeWays, with plenty of suggestions for how to encourage a more restful transition to sleep for the children in your care.  Articles: “Younger children are getting fewer hours of sleep,” by Mary O’Connell; Sleep article from LifeWays Early Childhood Center Newsletter, by Jaimmie Stugard, “SLEEP,” by Cynthia Aldinger.

DVD and continuing education packet - (3 hours continuing education)

$25.00

Nurturing and Nourishing

This 15 minute DVD features a visit to the LifeWays kitchen, where whole foods cooked from scratch with natural ingredients are on the menu.  The accompanying materials offer plenty of suggestions for including children in the preparation and serving of their food.  Article: “Child Care Home:  Appetites and Healthy Attitudes Toward Food,” by Elaine Wilson and M. Burns, used with permission from the National Network for Child Care.

DVD and continuing education packet  (3 hours continuing education)

$25.00

LifeWays: Relationship-based Care

DVD and all continuing education materials - 15 hours continuing education-CEU’s
A complete set of all five courses.

Family Style Childcare
Home Away From Home
Forest Kindergarten
Settling Into Sleep
Nurturing and Nourishing

$100.00

LifeWays: Relationship-based Care

75 minute DVD only
A complete set of all five courses:

Family Style Childcare
Home Away From Home
Forest Kindergarten
Settling Into Sleep
Nurturing and Nourishing

 (all five videos - no CEU’s)

$25.00

DVD - US orders only

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LifeWays: Relationship-based Care

DVD and all articles (no CEU’s)

A complete set of all five courses.

Family Style Childcare
Home Away From Home
Forest Kindergarten
Settling Into Sleep
Nurturing and Nourishing

$30.00

US orders only

 

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