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Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

  • 26 Jul 2023
  • 9:00 AM (PDT)
  • 27 Jul 2023
  • 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • In Person, San Diego, CA, July 26-27, 2023


  • Four (4) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Call or email for Group Discount Code. 1-858-260-0026
  • Promo code availlable only to those who attended the Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators Intro Session.


Title: Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Facilitator(s): Cheryl Erwin, MA, MFT, CPDLT and Steven Foster, LCSW, CPDLT

Dates and Times: July 26-27, 2023 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Double Tree by Hilton
7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego-Mission Valley, CA

Language: This workshop is facilitated in English.

Cost:  $399 Early Bird registration until 06/28/2023; $450 Regular registration. Four (4) or more registering together,  $50 off registration fee. Registration limit 30.

Facilitator Information: Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist; author or co-author of Positive Discipline books and manuals (including "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators, tool cards, and both early childhood PD books), Lead Trainer, 10 years as Mental Health Consultant for Early Head Start at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Steven Foster has many years of experience and consulting work with Head Start and other early childhood programs; author of "Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs" and co-author of "Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators" manual and tool cards.

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 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.

Contact: Cheryl Erwin,

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

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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.

This program is AMS CE approved!

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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