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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 11 Oct 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • 12 Oct 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • IN PERSON - San Diego, CA (2-Day In Person Workshop October 11-12, 2021)
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Facilitator(s): Cheryl Erwin, CPDLT, & Steven Foster, CPDLT

Dates and Times:
10/11/2021 - 10/12/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm



San Diego, California (DoubleTree Mission Valley Hotel)

Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 9/11/2021. $450 Regular Registration. Limit 35.

Facilitator Information: 
Cheryl Erwin is a certified Lead Trainer and a co-author of the "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" manual, as well as several books in the Positive Discipline series. She is an international trainer, a licensed marriage and family therapist, and the Mental Health Consultant with Early Head Start at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Steven Foster is a certified Lead Trainer and a co-author of the "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" manual, as well as a co-author of "Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs." He is an international trainer and consults with Head Start in Portland, Oregon.

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. 

IMPORTANT: The workshop will be recorded by the producer. Please click here to sign the Video Release Form. 

Cheryl Erwin,, 7757714369
Steven Foster,, (971)2756510​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact, in advance. 

The Positive Discipline Association is pleased to provide the opportunity for educators to earn graduate-level university credit. Whether you attend one of our live workshops or participate in an online workshop, you may choose to earn 1 to 4 non-degree credits. These credits are for licensure renewal and salary step increases only. The cost of graduate-level credit is separate from the workshop registration fee. Click Here for more information.

Positive Discipline Association courses approved for Graduate-Level Semester Credits through University of the Pacific will appear on an Official Transcript with a letter grade.

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.

Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 5/23/2021. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 35.
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