Smiles, Joy, Laughter, and Fun Days for Children - Detroit

LIVE • Embassy Suites Hotel
December 11, 2021
8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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This Seminar Begins At:

3:00 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

Earn 6 Clock Hours

Seminar Pricing:


* Reduced capacity for this in-person event. 

* Register early to guarantee your spot.

*Chairs will be distanced and reduced from 100% to 45% of capacity.


You do not have to choose. All of the following 5 TOPICS will be covered. 

Stop Tantrums and Meltdowns in Toddlers and Preschoolers
Powerful and effective ways to manage tantrums before they manage you * Unlock the reasons that children have tantrums and meltdowns * Receive specific strategies for different ages * Teach children emotional control and knowledge instead of meltdowns that will benefit them their entire lives

Break-through Strategies to Make Circle Time the Best Ever  
Circle time can either be chaotic or it can be a time to teach young children new concepts and learn to care for each other at the same time * Learn how to handle the transitions to circle time *   Get answers to questions like how do I get the children to sit still, how do I hold children’s attention, how do I reduce the wiggles * Create the best circle time ever!

* Succeed with the “3'D's: Difficult, Disruptive, & Defiant Children 
Children who are difficult, disruptive, and defiant, can totally disrupt your classroom and create chaos. Become an expert at handling these children and all children. Receive the top 5 things you must do to have strategies work, and what to do, and how to do it.

*Hip Hop Hurray! Wonderful Ways to Incorporate PLAY 
Receive great play activities for children to have fun and be creative as they explore.  Great DIY play activities that foster creativity, friendship, and fun that children will love.

* Funtastic “Design on a Dime” Inexpensive Activities 
Enhance your play and learning activities * Turn items you already have into golden learning and play tools * Where to get donated materials * Inexpensive ways to add fun to your classroom * Activities that require no materials


Receive 6 CLOCK HOURS for attending.
Certificate will be awarded that is recognized by the MI Division of Child Care, Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
MI-SCECH’s are available for an added fee paid to Eastern Michigan University.
Paperwork & fees must be paid on the day of our event.


As you know, our country is still modifying guidelines in response to COVID-19. These measures vary by state, locale and vaccination rate. We want you to know our institute will follow all state or local mandates as well as hotel requirements. We will adhere to all requirements and timelines. We ask for your cooperation in helping us follow the recommended guidelines in place on the date of this seminar that balance the values of safety and respect. The great news is that “WE ARE BACK” and so happy to be able to offer you this in-person seminar.

Below are current guidelines in place for this event.

  • We will follow state, local, and venue requirements concerning masks that are in place on the date of this event.
  • *Chairs will be distanced and reduced from 100% to 45% of capacity.
  • Coffee and snacks will not be provided due to COVID-19.

Regular Registration

NO LATER THAN Dec. 6, 2021

Group size 1-9 people: $39.00 per person

Group size 10+: $36.00 per person

Late Registration

NO LATER THAN Dec. 7 - Dec. 10, 2021

Group size 1-9 people: $44.00 per person

Group size 10+: $39.00 per person

Onsite Registration $49.00 if seats available



Category: Discipline/Guidance & Development Environment & Curriculum Child Growth and Development


Doug Medford

Doug Medford

Doug Medford is one of ATI’s most sought-after speakers. He has been training administrators and teachers, for over 20-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. He is one of the nation's leading humorists. He will make you roar with laughter while giving you great strategies to use in your classrooms. Doug’s comedy is based on observational humor and real classroom happenings and will not offend, contribute to global warming or promote tooth decay.