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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 27 Mar 2020
  • 8:30 AM (CDT)
  • 28 Mar 2020
  • 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Austin, TX (2-Day Workshop March 27-28, 2020)

Facilitator(s): Lora Ferguson, LPC-S, CPDT

Dates and Times:
03/27/2020 - 03/28/2020

5000 Bee Caves Rd. STE 100
Austin, TX, USA

Facilitator Information: 
Lora is the Founder and Co-Director of Austin Family Counseling, a group counseling practice in Austin, Texas. She is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Board-Approved Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. In her counseling practice, Lora specializes in supporting adolescents, young adults, and their families, and she provides clinical supervision to post-graduate interns.  Lora is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Parent Educator through the Positive Discipline Association. She facilitates parenting workshops for parents of children of all ages, and she trains Positive Discipline Parent Educators and Early Childhood Educators in schools, counseling practices, private agencies, and the community.  Lora is also a Mom to a 10 year old son and a 7 year old daughter who are her biggest teachers, so she is actively learning new ways to balance life and work every day! 

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 01/26/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 25.

To Register:  https://austinfamilycounseling.com/product/positive-discipline-early-childhood-educator-training/

Lora Ferguson, lora@austinfamilycounseling.com, 5126949298
Lora Ferguson, loraferguson3@yahoo.com

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

Lodging Information: 
La Quinta-Southwest Austin 
Holiday Inn- Sunset Valley

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.

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