Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Become a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Educator

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:
  • 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 best and how to adapt teaching to the needs of this age group.
  • Foster essential social and emotional skills to support development and school readiness.
  • Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  • Understand behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
Event Details

Dates:  April 27 and 28, 2019 from 9am to 5pm both days

Where:  Chinese American International School, 150 Oak St, San Francisco, CA. Click here to see on map.

15 minute walk from Civic Center BART.

Parking is available in nearby paid lots.

Materials:  Your fee includes Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators manual, and a choice of either Positive Discipline 0‑3 or Positive Discipline for Preschoolers.

Contact:  Catherine@interweavers.com or (510)859‑4160 to request information regarding special needs accommodations. Scholarship information at positivediscipline.org/scholarships 

Cost: $375 early registration until 3/25/2019
$425 Regular registration.

Lunch is not provided, but time allowed to get lunch nearby.

Cancellation & Refunds: 

A full refund (minus $35 processing fee) given up to 30 days prior to the first day of a workshop. After that, 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.


Catherine Bronnert DeSchepper empowers people to lead with courage and connection at work, home and in life. She has 26 years of teaching and leadership experience with a Masters in Early Childhood Education, a Montessori Administrator credential, and is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Certified Integral Coach.


Marcilie Smith Boyle, MBA, CPCC, CPDT is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Career Coach who helps high achieving parents and professionals live, work and parent with more peace, purpose and joy. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and CPCC from Coaches Training Institute.