Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators

Date: August 12-13, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Cost: USD 350 or RMB 2350
Location: Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus,
258 Jinfeng Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China 201107


Become a Certified Positive Discipline Early Childhood Classroom Educator

This two-day interactive workshops is designed for early childhood educators, teachers and caregivers who work with children from birth to six years of age. (Parents will also find the workshop helpful; however, the focus is on early childhood education.) Participants will learn to apply the principles and tools of Positive Disciplines, 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 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 hope to guide it in groups of young children.
  4. Teach the essential skills in developmentally appropriate participation if class meetings.
  5. Learn Positive Discipline and Adlerian concepts for use in the classroom, preschool community and with parents.

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Cheryl Erwin is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer, and the author or co-author of several books in the bestselling “Positive Discipline” series, as well as the new Positive Discipline for Early Childhood Educators manual. Cheryl is a consultant for Early Head Start at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is a popular international speaker and trainer.

Jill Stansbury is the Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning Specialist at the Shanghai American School Puxi campus. Her master’s degree is in educational leadership is from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has been a trainer for the Positive Discipline Association since 2007 and has used Positive Discipline preschool through high school as both a teacher and administrator since 1994. She enjoys helping educators strengthen their relationships with students by sharing strategies that teachers and schools can use to artfully teach students long-term life skills.


Step 1: Online Registration:
Complete the online registration form below by August 2, 2019. 

Step 2: Registration Fee:
Please pay via wire transfer to Shanghai American School by August 2, 2019, and identify that that the transfer is for the Positive Discipline the in the Early Childhood Classroom Workshop. If you need fapiao with your school’s name listed on it, the wire transfer must be made in that name.

Please send RMB wire transfer payments to:

人民币账号: 121909916010803

Please send USD payments via wire transfer to:

Account Name: Shanghai American School
Account Number: 121909916032103
Bank Name: China Merchants Bank Head Office
Bank Address: China Merchants Bank, Shanghai Xu Jia Hui Sub-Branch Floor 38, No.18, Cao Xi Road (N),
Shanghai, China, Post Code: 200030
Bank Tel. Number: +86-21-64273890

or if a US based intermediary bank is needed:

ABA Routing #: 021000089

To ensure the payment is properly credited, please provide a scanned copy of your completed transfer to Finance@saschina.org.

Please email the same address to request a receipt or fapiao for this workshop.


Visa: You will need a visa if coming to Shanghai from outside of China. A simple tourist visa is sufficient for the trip.

Transportation: Transportation will be provided from the recommended hotel to the Puxi campus. Participants are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport.

Recommended Hotel: Intercontinental NECC. The hotel is close by the school and five minutes walk to the subway.

Please book directly with lulu.zhang@icnecc.com at the hotel letting her know that you are a guest of the Shanghai American School when booking. You will then be eligible for our corporate rate @ RMB 800 + 10% service charge + 6% tax including 1 daily breakfast.

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Transportation to and from Intercontinental NECC and the Puxi campus.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks each day of the workshop
  • All workshop materials

Weather: The average temperature for August is 28 degrees celsius or 85 degrees Fahrenheit

Contact Details: If you have any questions please contact Linda Yeh at linda.yeh@saschina.org.