Online Child Care Courses

WA State STARS training

Social emotional skills

At Sproutable we believe that social and emotional skills are the most important 21st-century skills to ensure students thrive in school & life.

 

What does it look like to teach…

 

Emotional regulation

Responsibility

Independence

Problem solving

Critical thinking

Healthy relationships with peers

 

What does it look like to grow remarkable humans?

Positive Discipline responses are solution-focused.

What do I get?

Spotlight course

Introduction to Positive Discipline Principles

STARS credit

Self-paced online course (mobile & desktop)

Videos of real teachers and students

Examples and tools specific to classrooms

(family child care, child care centers, and preschool)

Downloads with scripts & tools

Unlimited Q&A

Certificate of completion

 

5 hours of STARS training
$75 USD

Videos

Experience what a Positive Discipline classrooms look like (no actors, no PowerPoint, no judgment).

Flexible & Accessible

Learn at your own pace. Available on your computer or mobile phone, so you don’t have to get a babysitter.

Unlimited Q&A

Get all your questions answered by the Sproutable expert team,

STARS credit

Get Washington state STARS training for completed courses. Not from WA? certificates available upon completion.

Online teacher training

Introduction to Positive Discipline Principles
For preschool and child care teachers and administration

WA State STARS approved course for child care providers check your state for training requirements

$75 USD
Self-paced, 6 months to complete

STARS credit

This course is an introduction to Positive Discipline for child care providers, preschool teachers and anyone working in a classroom with young children. Based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, this course is an introduction to Positive Discipline. This is the perfect foundational course for anyone looking to shift from “dealing” with challenging behaviors to building classroom communities where all children feel connection and belonging and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

 

5 hours of certified STARS training

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Julietta Skoog. Learn what is Positive Discipline, Adlerian Psychology and how it aligns with teaching social & emotional skills.

2. Reframing behavior challenges

How can we understand behavior more intentionally? Instead of trying to stop behavior, how can you change your perspective to drive your response?

3. Teaching social & life skills

What social and life skills are on your list to teach young children? How can challenges be opportunities to teach social and life skills? What do they need from us to learn?

4. Discipline means to teach

The latin root of discipline means to teach. How can we show up as teachers to teach skills that are missing? What does research say about discipline and our own implicit bias?

5. Five principles of Positive Discipline

Also known as the five criteria of effective discipline, we will dive into the principles and how they apply to real classroom challenges.

6. Five Sproutable tools

Watch real examples of our top classroom tools to invite cooperation: Asking v. telling, tone of voice, limited choices, curiosity questions, and humor. Based on Positive Discipline tools by Jane Nelsen.

7. Child development & research

  • Social & emotional development tip
  • Piaget’s theory of self-schemas
  • Executive Function tip
  • Piaget’s theory of cognitive development

8. Conclusion

 



Diversity Note

Sproutable is committed to reflecting diversity in our videos. Stay tuned for post pandemic footage that shows even more breadth of teachers, students and classrooms. Email us if you would like to have your school represented! [email protected]


State Certification

Each state has its own system for training and certification. At this time, Sproutable is only certified to offer Washington State STARS training certificates. Your state or school may still accept this training certificate. Reach out to your state office to inquire. You are still welcome to take the course even without credit! Remember, this is the perfect foundational course for anyone looking to shift from “dealing” with challenging behaviors to building classroom communities where all children feel connection and belonging and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. This shift in the quality of your teaching life is priceless.


Parent Education

We also offer parent education! Book us for a live, in-person or on zoom event (variety of topics), or share our self-paced on-demand Positive Discipline course with your families.

Positive Discipline invites cooperation through mutually respectful responses.

What is Positive Discipline?

We incorporate Dr. Jane Nelsen’s Positive Discipline parent education based on the theories of psychologists Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs.  Positive Discipline helps your child feel a sense of significance and belonging through learning important skills of empowerment, self-reliance and cooperation.  This parenting style encourages kindness and firmness at the same time.

Sproutable’s online courses are officially licensed Positive Discipline products.

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.

Purchase your online course

Washington State STARS approved online credit
5 hours of training + certificate
Access for 6 months

Spotlight Course
Intro to Positive Discipline Principles

One-time fee

$75 USD

Payment Plan

4 payments
$19 USD

Frequently asked questions

Can I purchase in bulk for a whole team or school?

Yes! You can make one purchase for multiple courses. Discounts available. Email us for more details. [email protected]

 

Want to buy for your child’s teacher or a friend?

All purchases are transferable or reach out for a gift certificate: [email protected]

 

Does this course work for teachers outside of Washington state?

Yes. This course is great for any preschool or child care teacher. However, each state has its own system for training and certification. At this time, Sproutable is only certified to offer Washington State training certificates. Your state may still accept this certificate. Reach out to your state office to inquire. You are still welcome to take the course even without credit! The quality of your teaching life is priceless.

 

Do you also offer parent education?

We do! We have engaging presentations on a variety of topics for in person + on zoom parent ed evenings, and also offer an on demand, self paced comprehensive course online for parents.