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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 12 Mar 2022
  • 8:30 AM (PST)
  • 13 Mar 2022
  • 4:15 PM (PDT)
  • IN-PERSON - Del Mar, CA (2-Day Workshop March 12-13, 2022)

Facilitator(s): Kelly Pfeiffer, CPDLT, & Yogi Patel, CPDT

Dates and Times: 
03/12/2022 - 03/13/2022
8:30 am to 4:15 pm (PST)

ePac office
1219 Camino
Del Mar, California 92014

Cost: $399 Early Registration, available until 02/11/2022. $450 Regular Registration.  Four (4) or more registering together take $30 off the fee. 

Facilitator Information: 
A graduate of Furman University, Kelly Pfeiffer is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. She is also a Certified Trainer for the South Carolina Child Care Training System. Kelly has been leading parenting workshops in the upstate of South Carolina since 2000. Kelly offers 2-day "Teaching Parenting The Positive Discipline Way" and "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" workshops in Greenville, SC and around the world. One of Kelly's specialty areas includes a deep knowledge of social emotional development, child guidance strategies and developmentally appropriate practice for young children. Kelly offers workshops on all of these topics and how to integrate Positive Discipline tools into the early childhood classroom. Kelly can also blend Adverse Childhood Experiences research and applications into workshops and training events for Parent Educators and Early Childhood Staff. In addition, Kelly offers workshops to teach trainers and facilitators how to use active learning strategies with adult learners.

Yogi Patel is the founder of Heartfelt, a Positive Discipline and Montessori consultancy. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Administration and a diploma in AMI Montessori Primary education. Yogi is a former Head of Schools, a founder of Kinderhouse Montessori School, and a certified Yoga Instructor. She is a published children's book author, Positive Discipline Trainer, and a Master Trainer for Empowering People in the Workplace. Her passion is in educating and nurturing children while advocating for children worldwide to keep them safe from emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. Fueled by her love, Yogi offers Positive Discipline seminars, in-service training, and certification training to leaders, teachers, parents, and children of all ages worldwide. She also volunteers with the PDA board as an outreach advisor and serves on the Trunks and Leaves organization's board as an educational advisor. 

Yogi was a business owner, manager, and trainer before becoming a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She now feels fulfilled when helping children gain a sense of belonging and significance. Yogi enjoys yoga, cooking, HIT training, and gardening.

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. 

Additional Information:

COVID SAFETY PROTOCOL: Bring to the workshop one of the following: proof of vaccination or negative Covid test taken within 72 hours.

To Register: 

Kelly Pfeiffer, kellypfeifferthinkitthrough@gmail.com864-477-0027 
Yogi Patel,, 858-361-1455​​​​​​​

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact Yogi -, in advance. 

Lodging Information: 
You can find many hotels within walking distance of the training site. The venue is two blocks from the pacific ocean, and one mile from the Torrey Pines Beach and Hiking trail.

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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