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Positive Childcare Model

The Positive Child Care Model


The Positive Childcare Model is based on the following fundamental principles:

  • Every child is worthy of dignity and respect at all times.
  • Every child can succeed when they are given the skills and support they need.
  • True discipline means to “guide and teach” not punish.
  • Challenging behaviour and emotional distress are a child’s way of asking for help.

With an emphasis on social emotional development “The Positive Child Care Model” is aimed at creating a nurturing childcare environment in which children feel safe and are free to reach their full potential – an environment in which they “thrive, learn and cooperate”.

The development of self-regulation is an essential part of social emotional learning and by supporting children in developing this essential skill, early childhood professionals can help pave the way for a child’s success both now and in the future.

All of our workshops and trainings integrate ways to help children self-regulate and the information provided on this subject is based on current research and findings.

To access an overview of self-regulation by Dr. Stuart Shanker, Canada’s foremost expert on the subject, click here.

The Positive Childcare Model integrates non-punitive Positive Discipline methods with other evidence based practices related to:

  • child development
  • brain development & function
  • attachment as it relates to the child care setting as well as
  • individual differences & diversity.


To attend an upcoming workshop or to bring a workshop to your organization click here.