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ONLINE - Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 16 Jan 2021
  • 8:00 AM (PST)
  • 30 Jan 2021
  • 1:15 PM (PST)
  • Boise, ID (ONLINE FORMAT - January 16 - 30, 2021)

Facilitator(s): Cathy Kawakami, CPDLT, & Jody Malterre, CPDT

Dates and Times: 
01/16/2021 - 01/30/2021
Saturday, January 16, 23  & 30, 2021 from 8:00 am - 1:15 pm  PST

San Jose, California and Boise, Idaho

Cost:  $399 Early Registration, available until 01/01/2021. $450 Regular Registration.  Limit 30.

Facilitator Information: 
Cathy Kawakami is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer in 
parenting, classroom and early childhood education and has been offering school training and facilitating Positive Discipline workshops for over 10 years. She also offers Positive Discipline coaching to families and educators who are striving to incorporate the philosophy into their lives. She is the owner of Middle Ground Parenting based in San Jose, CA and has additional expertise in early childhood education and working with parent participation schools. She is the mother of 2 and 
her best teachers have been her now 15 and 18 year old 

Jody Malterre MAED works as a Certified 
Positive Discipline Trainer for Parents, Teachers 
and Early Childhood Educators and as a 
Montessori teacher trainer. While her work as a trainer has been in the US and Internationally, her favorite place to work is 
in her community of Boise, Idaho. When home, she regularly offers classes to parents and teachers and provides one on one 
coaching. Jody holds a certificate in Adlerian Studies through the 
Idaho Society of Individual Psychology and a Montessori credential for kids ages 2-12. Currently she enjoys serving as a Co-Board Chair for the Positive Discipline Association and as a Co-Chair of the Educators Section of North American Adlerian Society of Adlerian Psychologists (NASAP).

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. 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 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.

To Register:  https://parentteachercoach.com/early-childhood-educators-january


Cathy Kawakami, cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com, 408-314-9035
Jody Malterre, jody@parentteachercoach.com, 208-761-9080​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Jody Malterre jody@parentteachercoach.com or Cathy at cathykawakami.pda@gmail.com, 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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