Certified Parent Educator FAQ
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When does the program start?
The program begins in September 2019. Weekly sessions are held online via webinar conference on Tuesday afternoons (EDT). Session dates and times TBA.
Prerequisite self-study courses begin June 2019.
The training is six months long with 3-4 weekly live sessions each month. Spring session runs Feb/Mar - July/Aug and the Fall session runs September - February (plus practicum experience).
The months before the official start of the program to allow you to prepare and complete the self-study course requirements and recommended reading.
Early Bird Registration for the 2019-2020 program closes on May 31, 2019. You can save $500 on enrollment before 5/31. Regular registration closes on 7/15/19. Late registration closes 8/31/19.
Space is limited. Program closes when spots are full regardless of date.
Weekly sessions are scheduled for 2 hours and office hours are held before and after class, but it is recommended that you block out at least 2-2.5 hours of time on meeting dates.
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, Australia, and Mexico in past programs, and the only requirement is that you have stable access to high-speed internet and that the class time works for your timezone (class times fluctuate each year but typically start between 1pm-3pm ET).
All live sessions are recorded for later viewing, but active participation in the group meetings is a crucial part of the program experience and a necessary component in learning how to administer the course and lead parents. A minimum of 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.
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.
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.
Certification is granted on an individual basis and depends upon your attendance, 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 assessments, practicum experience working with parents in recorded learning sessions, and completing case studies and/or presenting topical interactive lectures for an online or in person group.
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 follow the various lesson plans provided, or create your own structure by choosing 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. Each lesson is comprehensive enough to be presented as a short series on its own.
There really is no limit to the directions you can go with the materials offered in this program.
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 teach online?
There are so many opportunities to bring the principles of 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.
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 part of the experience in my program. The community we build can help you to find your audience and your voice.
I am not able to provide personal job assistance, partnerships or offer business, legal or marketing advice. However, because I do not work privately with parents any longer, I am continually referring incoming new to my certified parent educators.
Some of the ways TEACH Parent Educators are using the curriculum:
One-on-one/group parent coaching
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.
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, enthusiastic parents wanting to share their own experience to help others etc.) complete the program.
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 to be certified and licensed to use the materials. Your registration includes access to these courses and my entire library of online classes, and an searchable, time-stamped archive of over 200 parenting support Q&A recordings.
Yes. You will be given handouts and required reading assignments throughout the program in addition to 8 hours practicum experience (with groups or private clients), and completion of the case study / lecture presentations which are required before certification is granted.
TEACH through Love Digital Curriculum
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
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 or released before the start of each weekly session.
Your certification is complete once you have demonstrated proficiency in presenting the course materials, completed your practicum requirements, any online assessments, and presentations or case study work.
Completion of the training and certification requirements certifies you as a parent educator and entitles you to present and facilitate workshops, trainings, and courses aligned with the conscious parenting paradigm.
Your license is valid for 2 years and renewable yearly thereafter. A license authorizes you to use the materials (slides, workbook, curriculum) and name (TEACH THROUGH LOVE) in your title/ads when marketing and presenting your courses. This shows prospective clients that you have and maintain up-to-date curriculum materials and continuing education requirements. A license does not authorize your to lend, alter (except with written permission), resell, repackage, or present the materials (slides, workbook, curriculum) as your own or reproduce the materials to create evergreen courses on your learning platform.
You are not limited in using the knowledge and training you receive to facilitate workshops, trainings, and courses, but you may not advertise using the name "TEACH through Love" or or present or distribute the course materials, slides, and accompanying handouts without a current license.
Renewal after 2 years is offered for a licensing fee of $199/yr or $299 for 2 years. This fee covers the cost of updated materials, continuing access to the online resources and website, new materials, and permission to use the TEACH THROUGH LOVE materials.
The early bird fee is $5499. You save $500 when you enroll by 5/31/19. After 5/31, registration is $5999.
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.
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. The courses were reduced by over 75%, and the discount is offered to help students who paid full price offset the financial cost of the program.
Have a question about your enrollment? Feel free to email me with ANY questions!
Yes! You can save $150 on additional administration fees if you pay in full, but there are 2 payment plan options.
3-Month Payment Plan - 3 equal monthly installments
6-Month Payment Plan - $1500 down, 5 equal monthly installments
Please consider carefully whether this is the right program for you. No refunds will be granted once registration is complete and enrollment closes. In the case of unexpected emergencies, you may reserve a spot in the next session.
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