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Launching Young Learners - Baltimore

Rise Above All Obstacles ~ Register Today!

LIVE • Valley Mansion by Martin’s
March 23, 2024
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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This Seminar Begins At:

2:00 am
Hawaii Time
4:00 am
Alaska Time
5:00 am
Pacific Time
6:00 am
Mountain Time
7:00 am
Central Time
8:00 am
Eastern Time

Credits: 0.60
Earn 6 Clock Hours

Seminar Pricing:

Maryland Approval ID: CKO-30417 and CWO-162389
Maryland Course ID: AT-02062024-01

You do not have to choose. All areas will be covered. 

1. Strategies for Overcoming Behavioral Barriers
Sometimes it is one child. Sometimes many.

Areas that will to be Covered:
* Reasons Children Exhibit Behaviors that Challenge Teachers
* Meeting Children's Needs
* Why Do Children Whine
* How to Talk So Children Listen
* It’s not “Wild” It’s Age-Appropriate
* Climbing on Furniture, Running in the Classroom, or Trying to Go Out the Door
* Talking Back - How to Increase Cooperation
* Anger and Defiance
* Things Teachers Should Avoid 
* Biting
* Hitting and Pushing 
* The Home-to-School Transition
* Mealtime 
* Naptime

2. Strategies for Overcoming Situations with Parents that Challenge Teachers
Sometimes it is one parent. Sometimes many.

Areas that will to be Covered:
* Building Positive Relationships with Parents
* Preventing Behaviors and Situations that Challenge Teachers
* Building Bonds with Families
* Situations that Cause Roadblocks and Damage Parent Relationships
* Common Communication Barriers 
* Resolving Differences

3. Common Child Care Situations that Challenge Teachers
Areas that will to be Covered:
* Prevent Problems Before They Happen
* Managing Transitions 
* Morning Drop-Offs and Parent Pick-Ups 
* Circle Time
* Teaching Rules the Appelbaum Way 
* More About Mealtime
* Teaching Kindness
* How to Build a Peaceable Classroom

6-Hour Certificate 

Receive 6 CLOCK HOURS (.6 CEU's)
Maryland Approval ID: CKO-30417 and CWO-162389
Maryland Course ID: AT-02062024-01
5 Hours Child Development  and 1 Hour Community
Meets the Maryland Core Competency areas.


  • There will be an on-your-own lunch break at 11:30AM for one-hour.
  • Coffee and snacks will not be provided.

Regular Registration


Group size 1-9 people: $39 per person

Group size 10+: $36 per person

Late Registration

After MARCH 18, 2024

Group size 1-9 people: $44 per person

Group size 10+: $41 per person



Category: Family & Community Child Growth and Development


Doug Medford

Doug Medford

Hurray! Doug, the funniest early childhood speaker in America, is going to present this awesome seminar. Audiences across the country sing his praises. Here are just a few of the things that people say about Doug.

  • “Hilarious laughs & information!”
  • “Funniest training ever!
  • “Fun, funny, and informative!”
  • “Needs to be on Comedy Central!”
  • “Learned more in one day while laughing!”
  • “I can’t hardly wait for Monday to try out  these new techniques in my class!”
  • “The time flew by."

Doug is one of ATI’s most sought-after speakers. He has been training administrators and teachers for over 25-years, and has first-hand experience teaching young children. Doug has presented over 1,000 seminars to more than 300,000 educators all over the United States and in Canada. Doug combines his teaching and presenting experience with his uncanny ability to engage audiences through laughter within minutes as they nod their heads in agreement. There's no getting bored or getting sleepy at his seminars! Audiences go back to work motivated and with great strategies. You and your staff will too! Get ready for an awesome day filled with LOL laughter and learning.