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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educator Training (Seattle)

July 15 - July 16

$375 – $425

Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Facilitator(s): Steven Foster, LCSW, CPDLT, & Cheryl Erwin, MA, MFT, CPDLT

Dates and Times:
07/15/2019 – 07/16/2019
9:00 am – 5:30 pm

The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, Washington, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Steven Foster is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He is co-author of both the new Early Childhood Educators manual and Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs. He has spent over thirty years working in a variety of early childhood settings. Much of this time was on the floor with small children.

Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist has worked with children, teens, couples, and individuals in the Reno/Sparks area for almost 20 years. Cheryl is also the author or co-author of nine books on parenting and family life, including seven in the best selling “Positive Discipline” series and The Everything Parent’s Guide to Raising Boys. Cheryl is a popular speaker and trainer who has taught in Singapore, China, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Colombia, and across the United States. 
She also works as the Mental Health Consultant and Family Coach for the University of Nevada Reno’s Early Head Start program, and offers parent coaching, foster parent training, and other family support services.

Workshop Description:
This two-day interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find this workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working with groups of young children. They will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging and social and emotional learning, and how best to teach those skills in a classroom or care setting. Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to:

  1. Create a classroom or care setting where children can develop a sense of belonging and significance based on the importance of contribution and mutual respect.
  2. Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  3. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness and to understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  4. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.

Cost: $375 early registration, available until June 15, 2019. $425 regular registration. 4 or more registering from the same program take $50 off of the fee. Limit 35 (then consult us).

Steven Foster, stevenfosterpdx@gmail.com, 971-275-6510
Cheryl Erwin, cheryl@cherylerwin.com, 775-331-6723​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Steven Foster stevenfosterpdx@gmail.com; Cheryl Erwin, cheryl@cherylerwin.com in advance.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: Workshop Registrations: A full refund (minus a $35 processing fee) will be given when the request for a refund is made up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 30 days before a workshop. However, paid registrants can transfer to another workshop within one year at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if you do not provide advanced notice that you will not be attending the workshop.

In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.


The 2100 Building
2100 24th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144 United States
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