Topic: Early Childhood
Instructor: Meg Freeling
Method: Face to Face (WRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

LifeWays trains teachers and parents to create center-based and in-home child care.  Mixed-age, family-style groupings and the same care providers year after year support the relationship-based care that children need.  Life is the curriculum for young children, including practical life skills demonstrated in Domestic Activity, Nurturing Care, Creative Exploration and Social Ability.  Participants in this class learn the tools needed to create a home-like setting and how to become models of lifelong learning to provide what the children need in their early years of growth.

Based on the profound research of Dr.  Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf
education, and other leading developmental experts, LifeWays courses offer the opportunity to enter deeply into the Living Arts.  LifeWays is in alignment with the Alliance for Childhood and the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America, and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the National Association for Family Child Care.

Session 2. focuses on the fundamentals of child development, the home arts skills, the creative art forms and the daily and seasonal rhythms required to put the LifeWays program into practice.

Between the quarterly on-site trainings, students practice skills they have learned, work on self-identified projects and work with mentors to deepen their experience and understanding of this curriculum.  Projects may include site visits, readings, study with class colleagues and trying out new skills with young children in their care.  For more information please contact Meg Freeling at

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to  


Cost: $675
Timespan of Course:
September 1, 2013 to August 20, 2014
Contact E-mail:

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 8:00am to Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
Registration Information:
Course Number: EDU*6170*H2
Academic Term: 14/GW
Academic Level: GW
Credits: 3.00
Subject: EDU