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Childcare Resources hosts Conscious Discipline series for program families

Childcare Resources is hosting a series of Conscious Discipline trainings for families and caregivers of children currently enrolled in the Childcare Resources program.


Conscious Discipline is a practice that empowers adults to help children develop the skills that support self-regulation. As an adult-first model, Conscious Discipline helps caregivers develop and practice their own self-regulation skills, enabling them to model behaviors for the children in their care.


The series kicked off with a night full of fun and learning for all families enrolled at the Childcare Resources School. Parents explored self-regulation tools used in their child’s classroom, learning daily greeting rituals and creating their own ‘Cranky Cream,’ used to calm when a child is experiencing upset.


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Program parents learn about Conscious Discipline’s Baby Doll Circle Time curriculum, designed to build connections in infant and toddler classrooms, with their children and Childcare Resources School educators.

Following the kickoff, Childcare Resources is hosting monthly meetings for parents and caregivers who want to learn more about Conscious Discipline implementation. Each meeting features in-depth discussion and practice of the self-regulation tools that can be easily used at home.


“It’s a joy to bring Conscious Discipline training to families,” said Paulette Maggiacomo, School Family Engagement Coach at Childcare Resources. “Implementing these practices at home will help our students develop the skills they need for self-regulation, a key to future success.”


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Paulette Maggiacomo, School Family Engagement Coach, discusses the Brain Smart Start, a combination of Conscious Discipline activities that promote optimal learning

Childcare Resources of Indian River, a partner agency of the United Way of Indian River County and Indian River County Children’s Services Advisory Committee, elevates and promotes the highest quality early childhood development and education in Indian River County, focusing on economically challenged children and families. To learn more about Childcare Resources, visit ChildcareResourcesIR.org or call 772-567-3202

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