Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

The principles of Positive Discipline can be applied in many walks of life; in parenting, as a base of couples communication, in the workplace, and especially in schools. 

Positive Discipline is different from conventional discipline.  It has nothing to do with punishment and everything to do with instructing, educating, preparing, training, regulating, skill building and focusing on solutions The principles of Positive Discipline will help teachers and children feel encouraged and empowered through non-punitive methods which develop valuable social and life skills. These methods are based on:
  • Mutual dignity and respect.
  • Making sure the message of love gets through.
  • Providing a foundation of kindness and firmness at the same time.
  • Seeing mistakes as wonderful opportunities to learn.
  • Getting into the child’s world- understanding that a misbehaving child is a discouraged child, and the importance of dealing with the belief behind the behavior.
  • Helping children explore the consequences of their choices instead of imposing consequences.
  • Class meetings to teach problem-solving and communication skills.


“Integrating Principles and Tools of Positive Discipline into your Classroom: An Introductory Workshop for Early Childhood Educators” 

When you teach or work with young children, you have a priceless—and irreplaceable—opportunity to shape and influence their lives. Building this framework for a child is not complicated; many childcare providers naturally create a sense of belonging and
significance for children, simply by being present for them. But nurturing genuine connection and all the skills, developmental tasks, and abilities that depend on it does require intention and commitment, especially in preschool and childcare settings.
Having the right instincts is good; informing these instincts with solid information is even better.

In this workshop, participants will begin to learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based model, 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.  This Interactive workshop is designed for early childhood educators, teachers, and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age.  

Learning Objectives:

  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.
  4. Understand children behavior and how to guide it in groups of young children.
  5. Teach the essential skills for developmentally appropriate participation in class meetings.
  6. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community, and with parents.
This is a beginning level workshop that will introduce the principles and concepts of Positive Discipline as well as practice key tools that can make immediate impact for both students and teachers. These concepts will be introduced through experiential
activities and discussion.  Advanced workshops, teaching additional tools and concepts are available to build on
this base workshop in the future. 

Host a "Integrating Principles and Tools of Positive Discipline into your Classroom" Workshop for your School or Daycare

This 3 Hour workshop is available via Zoom or in person and is ideally suited for early childhood teacher training throughout the year.  This workshop has been approved as a 3 credit Continuing Education Course for all Early Childhood Educators by the NC DHHS Division of Child Development and Early Education (DCDEE).  
Contact us to learn more or to schedule a workshop for your school. Info@inspiredparentsandfamilies.com



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