Early Childhood Initiative


Conscious Discipline is an emotional intelligence program consisting of Brain Smart strategies for responding rather than reacting to life events. Children develop their self-regulation skills from the adults in their lives. Conscious Discipline training sign-up is now available to Early Childhood Professionals and parents! To begin the sign-up process, please click on the desired training date below.

September 10: Brain Research & Composure (Available for Providers & Parents)
Instructor: Velda McKenzie
Registration Dates: August 1 - September 8
Description: In this session we will explore information about our brain and our behavior and practice adult self-regulation with the skill of composure. You will leave with some calming strategies for personal practice and to teach to your children. (Click HERE for a full description.)

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October 14: 1-Day Introduction (Sign-Up for Providers Only)
Instructor: Karen Hickman
Registration Dates: August 16 - October 10
Description: In this session we will focus on improving adult composure in order to effectively communicate with children using assertiveness and encouragement, as well as explore the stimulus-pause-response model. Adults will practice personal skills of composure, assertiveness and encouragement, as well as plan for how to support children in being successful with these skills in the classroom. This training is for early childhood teachers and childcare providers of children 0-5. (Click HERE for the full description.)


Click HERE for the 2020 Conscious Discipline Training schedule.