T+C Nanny Training Day

We are excited to announce that preparations for our Town + Country National Nanny Training Day are well under way, and we’re starting to take reservations!

Join us for this half-day event of educational skill building for Nannies featuring workshops on Positive Discipline, Family and Children Communication Strategies and Kind and Firm Childcare. Enjoy raffle prizes, goodie bags and lunch. Attendees will earn a certificate of participation, and all caregivers are welcome!

The cost to attend either of these events is $15 for registered T+C candidates, and $20 for all others. We will be holding separate events with different speakers in San Francisco and Palo Alto. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite for both events. Click here to register for the San Francisco event, or here for the Palo Alto event. Or just search on “Town + Country” at Eventbrite.

We are offering $5 off the admission price for the first 10 Nannies signed up for each event. Enter promotional code: NNTDEarlyBird.

San Francisco Seminar Overview:

Our seminar in San Francisco is located at Fort Mason Center. This location will feature Positive Discipline presented by Lori Onderwyzer, CPDLT.

LoriLori Onderwyzer is a Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainer. She has also been a certificated teacher and educational consultant for over 20 years. After spending many years in the classroom, Lori’s current practice includes such services as parent and teacher coaching, facilitating parent classes and workshops and staff development for schools, districts and the Alameda County Office of Education. Her passion is helping to create encouraging relationships in families and schools where together young people and adults learn to be respectful, responsible and resourceful learners, communicators and problem solvers. Lori is an inspiring and genuine facilitator who lives and models the Positive Discipline principles she teaches.

Positive discipline is discipline that TEACHES. Learn to successfully implement effective strategies that enhance cooperation, responsibility and self-discipline. We will focus on “why children do what they do” and the five criteria for effective discipline. You will have an opportunity to practice tools that you can begin using right away.

ElaineOur second speaker in San Francisco is Ee Leng (Elaine) New, MA Toddler Head Teacher at SFSU Children’s Campus. Elaine will be presenting on Communication Strategies for families and children.

Elaine’s workshop will share communication strategies used at the Children’s Campus at San Francisco State University. Many of the strategies apply to children of all ages and all families. The key is to communicate with children and families the way that you would like to be communicated with. In this workshop, you will learn about the temperament of yourself and the children you care for, discuss scenarios in small groups to come up with effective strategies, and share some of your own scenarios.

Palo Alto Seminar Overview:

Located at the Cubberley Community Center, this seminar will feature Positive Discipline and Kind and Firm Parenting Techniques.

Susan LehmanOur first presenter at the Palo Alto location is Susan Lehman, CPDT, CN, HART Practitioner, featuring Positive Discipline.

Susan has worked as a professional Nanny for over 25 years with families of young children. Her claim to fame is that she was a “Hollywood” Nanny. She also worked as a placement counselor and instructor at an agency and school in Beverly Hills. She has had training at the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael in life coaching and is a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer. She has taught Positive Discipline classes for parents and professionals locally for the last 7 years. An ordained minister, she counsels with H.A.R.T. (Holistic and Rapid Transformation, formerly Creative Therapy) as well as consults on spiritual parenting and healing.

Susan’s experiential and lecture activities will cover behavior challenges, brain development, do vs. don’t activities, praise vs. encouragement, asking vs. telling and empowering vs. enabling.

BeckyPalo Alto’s second speaker, Becky Divinski, CPDT, Parent and Classroom Educator will focus on Kind and Firm Parenting Techniques.

Becky teaches Positive Discipline parenting classes at Village elementary school and at Discovery Charter School II, a school she is helping to found, and gives talks and teaches classes about Positive Discipline for her business, Kind and Firm Parenting.

Becky also works in the classroom at her daughter’s parent participation elementary school and works with toddler through preschool aged children as a volunteer at her church.

Becky’s techniques will cover Power struggles, parenting/caretaking styles and their effects on kids, dealing with anger in a positive way and dealing with sibling conflict.