Positive Discipline Early Childhood December 6 & 7, 2019

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Generously hosted by Chicago  Teachers' Union Foundation,  1901 W. Carroll Avenue,  Chicago, IL 60612-2401 


Build self-regulation, connection and problem solving with our young learners

This two-day experiential workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, in working with groups of young children. 

Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of how young children learn, the importance of belonging, connection and social emotional learning, and how teach important life skills in a classroom or care setting with sensitivity to trauma and insecure attachment. Interested and curious parents will also find this workshop helpful in understanding childhood development, temperament and attachment. 

Participants will earn recognition as Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educators and will learn to: 

  • 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. 
  • Understand how young children learn and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group. 
  • 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. 
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings. 
  • Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.


Course fee includes materials and one-year Educator Level membership to the Positive Discipline Association.  School purchase orders are accepted.  13 CPDUs are available. 

SEL Chicago Partnership Registration

 SEL Chicago supports its mission locally by reducing the cost of Positive Discipline Certification coursework to partner organization employees, including Chicago Public Schools.    

Certifications Supported by the Positive Discipline Association

 The Positive Discipline Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No. 6723. 

Positive Discipline Certification Programming is co-sponsored by the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP).

Cancellation/Refund Policy:  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 at no additional cost. Refunds are not available after a transfer is made or if registrants do not provide advanced notice that they will not be attending the workshop.  In the event of cancellation, participants will be notified by email.   

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