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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 20 Jan 2024
  • 8:30 AM (PST)
  • 27 Jan 2024
  • 4:30 PM (PST)
  • IN PERSON - San Jose, CA (Jan 20 & 27, 2024)
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  • Four (4) or more registering together take $40 off the fee. Email for Group Discount Code.
  • Four (4) or more registering together take $40 off the fee. Email for Group Discount Code.


Facilitator: Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT

Dates and Times: 01/20/2024 - 01/27/2024

January 20 and 27, 2024
8:30am-4:30pm PST on 2 consecutive Saturdays

Location: In Person

1513 Kooser Road

San Jose, CA, United States

Cost:  $449 Early Registration, available until 12/20/2023. $499 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $40 off the fee. Limit 24 participants maximum.

Facilitator Information: 

Cathy Kawakami is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer from San Jose, CA. She offers Positive Discipline training for parents, educators and others who are looking for an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging behaviors. She has been working with schools and families for over 15 years and specializes in parent participation and cooperative school programs. She has additional training in early childhood education and is passionate about sharing Positive Discipline with others and improving relationships for all. Cathy has served on the Positive Discipline Association's Board of Directors and regularly leads the PDA Lab School meetings. She works with local non-profit organizations to share the work of Positive Discipline near and far. You can contact Cathy through her website at

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 principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working wit 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 recognitions 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. 

Contact: Cathy Kawakami,, 408-314-9035

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.

This program is AMS CE approved!

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.

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