“LifeWays childcare is first and foremost based on the intention to de-institutionalize the care of young children in child care centers and homes. Recognizing that the fundamental needs of the child are met through daily life activities and healthy relationships, LifeWays has set about to change the direction organized child care has taken over the past few decades. Many conventional child care programs have learning centers to focus the children’s learning experience. In LifeWays, the whole environment is the center of learning. For example, children learn about nature and science outdoors. Children learn about table manners at the table during snack and meals. Children engage in artistic activities at the large table. Math experiences happen throughout the entire day. Children are exposed to quality literature through books and oral story telling.