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ONLINE - Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 05 Oct 2020
  • 6:00 AM (PDT)
  • 21 Oct 2020
  • 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • San Diego, CA (ONLINE FORMAT - October 5-21, 2020)
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  • Four (4) or more registering together take $40 off the fee. Call or email for Group Discount Code. 1-858-260-0026 info@positivediscipline.org


Facilitator(s): Deborah Owen-Sohocki, LPC, CPDLT, HMCTC, & Yogi Patel, CPDT

Dates and Times: 
10/05/2020 - 10/21/2020
6:00 am - 9:00 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)
October 5, 7, 12, 14, 19 and 21, 2020

ONLINE FORMAT -San Diego, California

Facilitator Information: 
Deborah Owen-Sohocki, LPC, CPDLT, HMCTC, is an international teacher, trainer, and coach. She is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in Adlerian studies working with families and children. She has taught at ICASSI, the International Adlerian Summer School, and finds that Adlerian psychology is relevant to all cultures: in business, schools, and families. Deborah has also been an educator since 1972. She has taught PK—HS, Title One, Special-Ed, High Risk Children, and college adult learners and has used PD for 32 years. She is a co-author of Positive Discipline: a Teacher's A—Z Guide. Deborah is also a certified HeartMath® Trainer, Coach, and PD Lead Trainer. Her clients are families, schools, businesses, and community organizations. 

Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy, as well as the former Director and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori School. Her passion is educating and nurturing children and offering personal guidance for parents and educators. Fueled by her passion, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars and educational training to teachers, parents, and children of all ages. 

Before Yogi became a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, she managed businesses and led an employee training program for one of the PepsiCo's restaurant chain. Here in San Diego, Yogi completed the Association Montessori Internationale training program and founded her first Montessori School in 2001, later expanding to a second location in 2008. Yogi enjoys walking and gardening. 

Workshop Description:

This interactive on-line live 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. Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness. 
  3. Understand misbehavior and how to effectively motivate change based on encouragement and may other PD tools.
  4. Identify 52 PD tools to facilitate positive change in all relationships and to support your classroom management.
  5. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  6. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and parents, that support effective relationships.

Additional Information:

Cost includes Early Childhood Educator manual and an Early Childhood Educator book, "Positive Discipline for Preschoolers". Please let us know if you would like to receive the "Positive Discipline in the First Three Years" instead. If you are located in the United States, physical materials will be sent to the address indicated during registration. If you don't reside in the United States, you will receive digital copies.

Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 09/05/2020. $425 Regular Registration.  Group discount for 4 or more registering together ($40 off each). Limit 30.


Deborah Owen-Sohocki, deborahmowensohocki@gmail.com
Yogi Patel, yogi@heartfeltparenting.org, 619-356-1149​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi Patel - yogi@heartfeltparenting.org Telephone: 619-356-1149, 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.

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