Answers for Head Start Directors

Conscious Discipline Master Instructor Jill Molli and Head Start Director Sue Dierks respond to questions about the new Parent Education Curriculum and address how Conscious Discipline meets the new standards defined by the National Head Start Association.

Preliminary Evidence for Conscious Discipline Parenting Education Curriculum

NEW: Conscious Discipline Parenting Education Curriculum Yields Positive Outcomes

In a research study by ChildTrends, Conscious Discipline’s parenting education curriculum was found to improve parenting knowledge and skills, increase parents’ ability to manage their own emotions and respond to children’s challenging behaviors, and improve emotional management and behavior in children. Notably, parents reported using Conscious Discipline skills and strategies more consistently six to eight weeks after parenting classes than immediately after classes concluded. Parents reported feeling happier, less frustrated and more interested in connecting with their children. Both directors and parents noted a positive change in the school-home connection.

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Conscious Discipline Improves SEL, School Climate, Readiness and Pro-Social Behavior

This study examined the impact of Conscious Discipline on social-emotional behaviors in early childhood programs in three states. Data was collected using four separate tools and a school readiness assessment. Those receiving Conscious Discipline training experienced an increase in positive results in all areas, which include use of social-emotional learning skills, school climate, school readiness and pro-social behavior.

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