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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 26 Jan 2019
  • 9:00 AM (CST)
  • 27 Jan 2019
  • 5:00 PM (CST)
  • Chicago, IL (2-Day Workshop January 26-27, 2019)

Facilitator(s): Kristin Hovious, CPDT

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Anderson Pavilion 2751 West Winona Avenue
Chicago, IL, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Kristin Hovious has been serving schools, families and teaching institutions for over a decade. She combined a career of teaching anatomy with her passion for creating mutually respectful environments for families, children, classrooms and schools and founded SEL Chicago in 2017. In her collaboration with teachers, administrations and families, this Sandy Hook, CT native uses her experience as a parent, school leader and educator to help adults create trauma informed, mutually respectful environments with intention. 

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 January 4, 2019. $425 regular registration. Four (4) or more registering together may take $50 off the fee. Limit 26.  Employees of certain SEL Chicago Partner Organizations, including Chicago Public Schools may register for $325. Please see https://selchicago.com/events for details.

To Register: https://selchicago.com/events

Kristin Hovious, kristin.hovious@selchicago.com, (312) 852-3249

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Kristin Hovious, kristin.hovious@selchicago.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.

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