What do I get?
10 topics covering the foundation of Positive Discipline
Videos of real nannies and children
Examples and tools specific to toddlers and preschoolers
Downloads with scripts & tools
A professional portfolio to share with employers
Monthly live coaching
Starting at $75 USD
This course gives you the framework of Positive Discipline, based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, and tools from the latest social neuroscience to use when caring for young children (toddlers & preschoolers).
It reminds us to ask:
Am I connecting?
Am I inviting capability?
Am I teaching?
How am I modeling?
What do they need to learn?
It’s the bridge that gets you from the challenges now to the skills they need when they are 25 years old. What does it look like to raise remarkable humans?
We show you how to invite cooperation, build strong relationships and find the joy and humor in everyday moments.
The result? Capable, confident and remarkable kids (and adults).
Experience what a Positive Discipline home looks like with real nannies & kids
(no actors, no PowerPoint, no judgment).
Flexible & Accessible
Learn at your own pace. Available on your computer or mobile phone.
Get all your questions answered by the Sproutable expert team.
Professional portfolio to share with employers outlining your principles and tools to turn behavior challenges into opportunities to learn and grow.
"It is no exaggeration to say that Positive Discipline has been a game-changer for me as a nanny. Instead of me asking my nanny families for guidance with discipline, my nanny families now come to me seeking my advice & help because they see how well Positive Discipline works."
— Danielle T.
We incorporate Dr. Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs. Positive Discipline helps children feel a sense of significance and belonging through learning important life skills of empowerment, self-reliance and cooperation.
This discipline style encourages kindness and firmness at the same time.
Sproutable's online Introduction to Positive Discipline series is an officially licensed Positive Discipline product.
Kindness is the way we interact and connect with our children, honoring their dignity and respecting their needs.
Firmness is the way we respect ourselves and the needs of the situation, as well as following through with what we say we are going to do.
Sproutable's Nanny Certification
Positive Discipline for Nannies
Starting at $75 USD
Access for one year
This online course gives you the framework of Positive Discipline, based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, and tools from the latest social neuroscience to use when caring for young children, 12 months to 6 years old. Learn to discipline with firmness and kindness, cultivate a sense of belonging and significance through mutual respect and encouragement, and set the foundation for important social and life skills. We show you how to invite cooperation, build strong relationships and find the joy and humor in everyday moments. You will receive a Sproutable certificate to document the completion of the course, along with a portfolio to share with employers that outlines your principles and tools to turn behavior challenges into opportunities to learn and grow.
1. Embracing challenges to teach life skills
2. Calming big emotions
3. Adlerian theory: the belief behind behavior
4. Cracking the code: what their behavior is really saying
5. Teaching children how to think for themselves
6. Discipline styles: kind & firm
7. Making routines fun
8. Teaching intrinsic motivation
9. Empowering children with knowledge and practice
10. Solutions for misbehavior
Are you the employer purchasing for your nanny?
Download this free Employer Discussion Guide to go along with the nanny certification. Get on the same page as your caregiver. Find mutually respectful solutions to challenges together. Show them that you believe in their professional development.
“We believe in respectful relationships with children and with each other. Every interaction is an opportunity.”
- Julietta Skoog, Co-Founder
Science! (is awesome)
Brain Science Language Sensory Social/Emotional
Gross Motor Fine Motor Adaptive Executive Function
We do the research. That's right. We only bring you information based on the latest research in early childhood development. This is NOT your Aunt Flo's opinions on child-rearing from the 1940's.
curated for the modern nanny.
Without understanding the science it is hard to change habits. It gives you the foundation to understand your child’s brain development. What can they do or understand at this age? What are age-appropriate options? This is where we get super geeky - because we really love the science!