Child Sleep Consultant Certification 16 Week Program

The Family Sleep Institute's Child Sleep Consultant Certification program's goal is to instruct and teach students on all aspects of sleep related training from newborns to school age children. We feel it’s important for graduating Child Sleep Consultants to help the most families who are struggling with sleep issues regardless of their age and parenting styles. Since all families are different we feel it's critical that well trained Child Sleep Consultants are able to adjust advice and support to compliment the families parenting styles and wishes. The one philosophy that our Child Sleep Consultants do believe in is the one the works for that individual family. Our certification program exceeds all others in: retention rate of graduates sustaining their businesses from completion of certification, total number of current graduates, graduates with higher educational degrees such as MD's and PhD's and average hours spent completing course requirements is over 250+, which is 3x more than other programs -Deborah Pedrick, Founder of, Pioneer Child Sleep Consultant, President and Instructor for the Family Sleep Institute's Child Sleep Consultant Certification

Lectures, Learning, Applying Weeks: 1-16

 An Overview of the Topics We Will Cover: 

  • Establishing Healthy Sleep Habits from Birth Through Early Childhood: What are the components that make up healthy sleep?
  • Biological Sleep Milestones: stages and transitions
  • Safe Sleep Environments Preventing SIDS: this is a separate course which you will need to complete and pass as part of the certification requirements.
  • Lactation Course: this is a separate course and cost which you will need to complete and pass as part of the certification requirements. Approx $30 USD
  • Common Sleeping Challenges and Solutions: behavioral, delayed onset of sleep, crying, fragmented sleep, parasomnias.
  • Child Development
  • Parent Coaching 101
  • Twins
  • Working with Families of Children With Special Needs
  • Medical Conditions which Effect Sleep: Learn how to recognize and refer to medical professionals, adjust sleep practices around these medical challenges, respecting the pediatrician's perspective, PPD
  • The Incidence, Pathophysiology and Treatment GERD During Infancy
  • Parenting Styles: How different parenting styles and philosophies determine the style of sleep parenting
  • Case Study Reviews: specific age groups, methods used appropriate to specific situations (parenting style consideration, working schedules, make up of family, layout of the home etc.) unusual challenges/situations
  • Intake assessments, evalutation, creating sleep plans, coaching process and support
  • Business Aspects: Website Design, Database Management, Marketing, Pricing


(to read our faculty member bio's click here)

Deborah Pedrick: Certification Instructor

Becky Roosevelt:  Assistant Instructor and Student Mentor

Sharyn Timerman:  Child Development Specialist and Instructor

Dr. Sasha Carr: Parent Coaching 101, Instructor

Alanna McGinn and Jenn Kelner:  Twins - Instructors

Dr. Debbie Sasson:  Special Needs - Instructor

Ingrid Prueher: Business Coach - Instructor

Ilissa Goman:  Web Design and Branding Specialist

Course Date:

Spring Session: February 28th, 2017
Time: 1pm or 8pm Eastern Standard/New York Time, once a week

Length of Class: 1.5/2 hours
Course Work: average 21 hours a week (total hours average 250+ to complete course)
Where: Online Live Interactive Lecture

Tuition Investment: $3600 (we are currently taking applications)

Early Bird Registration Tiers:

$3300 (if the tuition is paid in full by October 31st 2016) $300 off

$3400 (if the tuition is paid in full in the month of November 2016) $200 off

$3500 (if the tuition is paid in full in the month of December 2016) $100 off

After January 1st 2017:


Payment Plans Available at the $3600 Rate:  Must be paid in full by January 31, 2017

Application Process


After reading the FAQ page, please fill out the form below so that we may contact you and find out more about you and your interest in becoming a Certified Child Sleep Consultant, assess location, and/or answer any questions you may have regarding the institute or our programs.

If requesting an application for enrollment for the upcoming program; we set aside time to get to chat, answer any questions (please read the FAQ first) you may have about the course and make sure the fit is a match:

  • Step I: Assess location for availability
  • Step II: Application will be sent to you via email
  • Step III: Complete, scan and send back in a .pdf format
  • Step IV: Complete Phone Interview
  • Step V: If Accepted, an invoice will be sent through paypal for either the deposit or full tuition payment

(Please Note: applying to the Family Sleep Institute's Child Sleep Consultant Certification Program does not guarantee acceptance)

* We have been experiencing some problems with our forms getting to us, if you do not receive a response from us within 7 days please email us directly at and in the subject line include "it's been 7 days"

  • * Canadian Inquiries: Due to the high volume of applicants we are receiving from Canada we are accepting very few into the program at this time.
  • Please let us know what city/state/province and/or country you are currently living in.
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