To Register:

Facilitator: Cheryl Erwin, CPDLT & Steven Foster, CPDLT


Dates and Times: 07/10/2024 - 07/11/2024
                                  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM - EST

Location:  In Person Atlanta, Georgia


Cost:  $449 Early Registration, available until 06/10/2024. $499 Regular Registration.  Four or more registering together take $40 off the fee.  Limit 40 participants.

Language: This workshop will be facilitated in English


Facilitator Information: 

Cheryl is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer and the author or co-author of several books, manuals, and other resources in the "Positive Discipline" series. She has more than 25 years' experience as a marriage and family therapist and served as the Mental Health Consultant for Early Head Start at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Steven Foster is the co-author of "Positive Discipline for Children with Special Needs" as well as the Early Childhood Educators manual and tool cards. He has worked with young children and their teachers through Head Start for many years and provides coaching and consultation for parents and educators.

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 principles and tools of Positive Discipline, an Adlerian research-based philosophy, to working wit 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 recognitions 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. 

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Contact: Cheryl Erwin,, 7757714369

Steven Foster,, 9712756510

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

Lodging Information: 
This ECE will be offered as part of the PDA Conference and Think Tank in Atlanta, GA. Lodging will be available at the conference hotel.


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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 - 09:00 to Thursday, July 11, 2024 - 17:00
United States
Event Category: 

Online Learning

Positive Discipline offers online learning options for parents, teachers, and parent educators. Learn in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. You have unlimited access to our online streaming programs, so you can watch and re-watch the videos as often as you like.