Reflective Discipline in the Early Childhood Classroom

Where in Fairfax, VA?

This Series will look at positive discipline vs. punishment in the early childhood classroom as well as ways to foster social-emotional development and community with your children and families.

Workshop #1  Together We're Better: Building Classroom Community

This workshop will focus on how we can establish a classroom community for all its members—children, families, and staff.  Ten principles of building community will be discussed as well as concrete methods that encourage community in our programs. 

Workshop # 2  Reflecting on Positive Discipline: Moving Beyond Time Outs to Learning Social-Emotional Skills

This session will provide participants the opportunity to explore the concept of ‘positive discipline’ in an early childhood program.   Considering the current thinking in child development regarding positive strategies, we will look at the differences between positive discipline and punishment. The conversation will be guided using current brain development research and the affects punishment can have.  Using participants’ own experiences, they will be able to create a foundation in which to build appropriate discipline strategies that promote children’s social/emotional development.


Workshop #3  That Child Makes Me So Upset!  Helping Children Handle Their Feelings by Managing Our Own

This workshop will enable participants to discover and understand how managing their own feelings better equips them to help young children manage their feelings.  This workshop will be filled with activities and strategies to ultimately help us interact positively with young children.


Workshop #4  Creating Experiences that Foster Social-Emotional Skills

Throughout this interactive session, participants and leaders will share and reflect on experiences that both happen naturally and can be created in the classroom to help children learn and reinforce social-emotional skills.  Be ready to share your best ideas and leave with many resources to use in your setting!


Saturday December 14, 2019

at Christ Presbyterian Church in Fairfax
9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Saturday November 9, 2019
9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Saturday January 11, 2020
9 a.m.-11 a.m.


Saturday February 8, 2020
9 a.m.-11 a.m.


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an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).