Certified Parent Educator FAQ
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Program Details

When does the program start?  

How long is the program?  

When does registration close? 

How long is each session?

Can I still participate if I live in another state/country?

Do I have to attend the live sessions?

How do I attend the live sessions?

What if I miss a session?



Certification/Curriculum Details    

How can I use the curriculum?

What kind of work can I do as a certified parent educator?

How will I find work? Will you help me?

Is this course for parents or professionals?

What are the prerequisites?

Is there required reading or learning outside of the sessions?

What's included in the course materials?

When can I start accessing the curriculum?

What is the certification for and does it expire?

Will I be automatically certified at the end of the program?

Can I still use the materials if I don't renew my certification? 



Financial Details    

What is the cost of the program?

Are there any payment plans?

Are there any scholarships?





When does the program start? 

The program begins in January 2019. Weekly sessions are held online via webinar conference on Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm ET. Session dates TBA. 

Prerequisite self-study courses begin November 2018.

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How long is the program?  

The training is six months long with 3-4 weekly live sessions each month from January - June (including practicum experience). 

There are 2 months before the official start of the program to allow you to prepare and complete the self-study course requirements and recommended reading.

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When does registration close? 

Early Bird Registration for the 2019 program closes on October 31, 2019. You can save $500 on enrollment before 11/1. Regular registration closes on 11/16 ($5499). Late registration closes 11/31 ($5549).

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How long is each session?  

Weekly sessions are scheduled for 90 min, but it is recommended that you block out at least 2 hours on meeting dates.
  

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Can I still participate if I live in another state/country?  

Yes! The program is delivered entirely online and can be accessed via web conference, the mobile app, or dial-in numbers. 

We have had Parent Educators in the U.S, England, Africa, and Mexico in past programs, and the only requirement is that you have stable access to high-speed internet. 

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Do I have to attend the live sessions?  

All live sessions are recorded for later viewing, but they are a crucial part of the program experience and a necessary component in learning how to administer the course and lead parents. 75% attendance in the live classes is required. 

If you cannot make the majority of the live sessions, please consider whether this is the best time for you to enroll in the program.    

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How do I attend the live sessions?  

This is a virtual program, and all of our sessions are held online via web conference. You will be provided with access links for the web conference, mobile app, or dial-in numbers at the start of the program.  

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What if I miss a session?  

For your convenience, all sessions are recorded. Of course, sometimes emergencies pop up unexpectedly, and delays happen so you will be able to stream the recorded sessions online after each class, and download the audio mp3s.

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Will I be automatically certified at the end of the program?  

Certification is granted on an individual basis and depends upon successful completion of the program prerequisites and course materials, proficient understanding and demonstration of the key principles of conscious parenting, and completion of the required practicum experience working with parents in recorded learning sessions.  

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How can I use the curriculum?  

The TEACH through Love curriculum allows you to present the 8 Principles of Conscious Parenting as a complete trauma-informed parent education 8-week course. You can deliver the lessons in the order they are given, selecting from over 60 different PDF activities and handouts. 

Or, you can choose key topics to create unique lessons and presentations of varying lengths to meet the needs of your clients. Facilitate single-topic discussions, breakout workshops, or multi-week courses. There really is no limit to the directions you can go with the materials offered in this program.  

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What kind of work can I do as a certified parent educator?  

This depends on your particular passion, personality, and skill-set. Do you want to start a private coaching company, facilitate classes, get on the speaker circuit, work within your existing practice, start a blog, facebook page or online academy?

There are so many opportunities to bring Conscious Parenting into the world. You can work locally within your community, providing parent education services either online or in-person to schools and children and family service agencies. You can also offer professional development workshops to educational or government service agencies.  

These are just a few examples of the many ways you can work in the field of parent education. The "Leadership" module in the training program has been designed to help you discover exactly what area of focus speaks to you most, and how to identify the market you want to reach.

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How will I find work? Will you help me?  

Every individual will have different strengths and preferences for how they choose to use move forward and use the program. We maintain a strong network of colleagues and the individual connections formed during our training sessions are an essential and invaluable piece of the work you'll do to find your audience and your voice. 

I am not able to provide personal job assistance, but because I do not work privately with parents, I am continually referring clients to my parent educators.   

Some of the ways TEACH Parent Educators are using the curriculum:

One-on-one/group parent coaching
Conference/University speaker
Opening a preschool with parent education resources
As a supplemental tool in their existing practice to help parents
To implement policy change in schools and local governments
Creating communities of support to help parents heal from trauma
Presenting parent education and professional development courses
 
 

Sales and marketing of educational programs to schools and family service agencies.   

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Is this course for parents or professionals?  

This course is open to anyone who has a passion for sharing information and educating, inspiring, and/or building thriving communities of conscious parents.

I have had both professionals (occupational therapists, teachers, licensed counselors, etc.)  AND parents (work-at-home parents, foster parents, etc.) complete the program. 

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What are the prerequisites?  

There are no educational prerequisites to sign up for the course, but completion of two online self-study courses, Peaceful Solutions for Parents & Kids, and Supporting Sensitive Children, is required before the start of our January sessions. Your registration includes access to these courses and my entire library of courses.

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Is there required reading or learning outside of the sessions? 

Yes. You will be given handouts and required reading assignments throughout the program in addition to 8 hours practicum experience working in the field (or with private clients) which is required before certification is granted. 

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What's included in the course materials? 

TEACH through Love Curriculum - 8 Principles of Conscious Parenting PDF
Digital Workbook + Slides for presentation
1 deck of Conscious Communication Cards
Access to my entire library of online programs to prepare for our training sessions (immediate access) $1500 value
Access to over 60 hours of cataloged parent Q&A's to reference and support your learning (immediate access) $2000 value
Private Facebook Group for Certified Educators


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When can I start accessing the curriculum content?

You will receive immediate access to the prerequisite courses, Curriculum Workbook, and the Q&A archive upon registration. The rest of the materials will be available before the start of our January sessions.  

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What is the certification for and does it expire?

Once your certification is complete, it is valid for 2 years and authorizes you to use the name and title when marketing your courses. This demonstrates to prospective clients that you have completed all coursework associated with becoming a leader in parent education, but you do not have to be certified to use the curriculum materials. 

Your training entitles you to use the materials to facilitate workshops, trainings, and courses, but you may not advertise using the "TEACH through Love" name or "Certified Parent Educator" in any marketing materials without a current certification and license.  

Renewal after 2 years is offered for a licensing fee of $129/yr. or ($199/2 years paid every 2 years) This fee covers the cost of updated materials, additional courses, and use of the website resources and it may be waived on a case-by-case basis.  

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Can I still use the materials if I don't renew my certification? 

Yes, completion of the training entitles you to use the materials to facilitate workshops, trainings, and courses, but you may not advertise using the "TEACH through Love" name or "Certified Parent Educator" in any marketing materials without a current certification and licensing.  

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What is the cost of the program?

The early bird fee is $4999. You save $500 when you enroll before 10/31/18. After 10/31, registration is $5500. 

For returning students (excludes Kickstarter backers**) who have completed at least 2 of the courses below OR my Peaceful Solutions for Parents & Kids online program, program fees will be discounted by $400. For payment plans - discount applied after the first payment.

Conscious Communication
Supporting Sensitive Children
Transform Your Parenting
Helping Kids Thrive Beyond Trauma
 
Fundamentals of Family Peace Full Series

** The returning student discount does not apply if you purchased all or part of your courses as part of a Kickstarter reward because the courses were reduced by over 75%, and the discount is offered to students who paid full price to offset the financial cost of the program. 

Have a question about your enrollment? Feel free to email me with ANY questions!


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Are there any payment plans?

Yes! You can save $300 if you pay in full before registration closes, but we also offer 2 payment plan options. 

3-Month Payment Plan - 3 equal monthly installments
6-Month Payment Plan - $1500 down, 5 equal monthly installments


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Can I get a refund if I don't like the course?

Please consider carefully whether this is the right program for you. No refunds will be granted once registration is complete and enrollment closes.  

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Are there any scholarships?

I'm sorry, there are no available scholarships for the 2019 program. 

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