San Diego, California - ONLINE - Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

To Register:

Trainer: Yogi Patel, CPDT

Dates and Times: 07/22/2024 - 08/02/2024
                               3:00 PM - 5:20 PM, PST 

Location: ONLINE via Zoom - San Diego, California

Language: This workshop is facilitated in English.

Cost: $449 Early Registration, available until 06/22/2024. $499 Regular Registration.  Three (3) or more registering together take $50 off the fee. Limit 30 participants.

Trainer(s) Information: 

I'm Yogi Patel, the founder of Heartfelt Parenting, a consultancy specializing in Positive Discipline and Montessori education. With a rich background as the former Head of Schools and owner of Kinderhouse Montessori Schools, my passion lies in educating and nurturing children while offering personal guidance to parents and educators. I conduct Positive Discipline seminars and educational training for teachers, parents, and children of all ages, driven by my deep passion for holistic development.

Before becoming a Certified Montessori Teacher and a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer, I managed businesses and spearheaded an employee training program for one of PepsiCo's restaurant chains. Here in San Diego, I completed the Association Montessori Internationale training program and established my first Montessori School in 2001, later expanding to a second location in 2008. Currently, I'm also a member of the Diversity and Inclusion taskforce for the Positive Discipline Association.

I find immense fulfillment in helping children and elderly members of society gain a sense of belonging and significance. Outside of my professional pursuits, I enjoy yoga, gardening, and HIIT training. With over three decades of diverse experience, I believe in nurturing individuals to realize their full potential by fostering purpose, creativity, and personal growth. My programs focus on positive transformation, critical thinking, and building leaders characterized by empowerment, empathy, and the ability to make impactful contributions to their communities.

As a certified Master Trainer for Empowering People in the Workplace and a Positive Discipline Trainer, my mission is to ignite a passion for excellence, plant seeds of encouragement and cultivate respectful, collaborative environments in both personal and professional settings.

Additional information:

Instagram and FB: @yogipatel_tte
Youtube: @YogiPatelTTE
Parent and Caregivers Podcast: Now What?
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Workshop Description:

This interactive on-line live 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.

To Register:

Contact: Yogi Patel,, 619 356 1149

Special needs/accommodations: If you have any special accommodation needs, please contact 16193561149, in advance. 

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.


Monday, July 22, 2024 - 15:00
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.