Leading social emotional learning program to be implemented in 10,000 classrooms and centers by 2029

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 13, 2019)

Conscious Discipline, a leading comprehensive social emotional learning program, today announced a partnership with Beijing-based Maxlink Education Group. Conscious Discipline’s line of products and practices will be fully implemented in 10,000 preschool and kindergarten sites, primary and middle school classrooms and consulting centers in China by 2029.

Dr. Becky Bailey, founder of Conscious Discipline and an author, educator and expert in early childhood education and developmental psychology, said, “I’m excited to work directly with our partners on this new endeavor, and I’ll be traveling to China to facilitate the initial training. Our partners identified Conscious Discipline as a solution to the needs they’ve found in their system, and I’m thrilled to continue spreading social emotional learning and self-regulation to adults and children worldwide.”

Maxlink Education Group specializes in education research and training. The company has partnerships with top universities in China, as well as education institutes and faculty training organizations. After being introduced to Conscious Discipline at the 2018 Yale-China Program on Child Development, Maxlink expressed interested in implementing Conscious Discipline across schools and consulting centers in China.

Co-led by Yale faculty members Dr. Walter S. Gilliam and Dr. Tong Liu, The Yale-China Program on Child Development is an international program which promotes exchange and cooperation between China and the United States in early childhood education and child development.

Dr. Gilliam and Dr. Liu will oversee the localization of Conscious Discipline publishing, curriculum, E-Course, learning materials and the trainer qualification and practice in China. The first year of the partnership will focus on translation and localization. Translations of Conscious Discipline’s textbook Building Resilient Classrooms, Baby Doll Circle Time curriculum and E-Course are currently underway.

This June, Dr. Liu and Mrs. Zhao Yuhong, chairwoman from Maxlink Education, attended a seven-day Conscious Discipline Summer Institute in Orlando. The Summer Institute is Conscious Discipline’s premier event, blending an overview and modeling of Conscious Discipline with extensive hands-on practice of skills and strategies. During the second year of the partnership, a Summer Institute will be held in China and up to 100 local trainers will be identified.

By year three, 3,000 teachers will be trained in Conscious Discipline’s practices. Working in conjunction with Beijing Normal University Shida Assets Management Group, Maxlink Education will facilitate the implementation.

Conscious Discipline is currently implemented in all 50 states and 47 countries. It has a 23-year track record of success with outcomes including decreased discipline issues, increased teacher and student satisfaction and improved academics and test scores.

To learn more about Conscious Discipline, visit ConsciousDiscipline.com

About Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline provides a comprehensive, trauma-informed social emotional program that is based on current brain research, child development information and developmentally appropriate practices. All aspects of Conscious Discipline focus on creating a safe, connected environment for children to learn and practice the skills needed for healthy social, emotional and academic development. Conscious Discipline methodology has been recognized by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), and it was named a national model for character education by the Florida State Legislature. Research shows that Conscious Discipline decreases aggression, impulsivity and hyperactivity while creating a positive environment in the school or home. In schools, Conscious Discipline has been shown to decrease discipline referrals while increasing teaching time and academic achievement. Learn more at www.consciousdiscipline.com.

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