Are you looking for an exciting new career
helping to restore sleep to families?
Becoming a child sleep consultant is a great way to do that!
You can make a difference in the lives of families, guiding them back to healthy sleep. In doing so, you’ll bring great satisfaction to your own life, knowing you’re helping people.
Becoming a Child Sleep Consultant is not a get-rich-quick scheme, but an actual career choice. By joining the Family Sleep Institute, you’ll be a part of a global community of like-minded professionals who work together, boosting each other to success. Our Child Sleep Consultant certification provides a foundation for you to help families work through one of the most common family dynamic problems in a productive and healthy way.
Working as a sleep consultant provides you with a business and career that is flexible and caters to your own schedule and your community. Your FSI training gives you the support to work with a variety of families, ages, stages, methods, parenting and family dynamics, and more. It will set you up with the tools and training needed to maintain a successful sleep consulting business. We hope you’ll join us and start changing sleep for families everywhere!
“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 FamilySleep.com, 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
- 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
Faculty You’ll Be Learning From:
To read our faculty member full bio’s click here
Deborah Pedrick: Certification Instructor
Becky Roosevelt: Head of Operations and Program Instructor
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
Benefits of FSI Membership
Students enrolled in the Family Sleep Child Sleep Consultant Certification program have access to all the member benefits including the FSI Child Sleep Consultant Library of Resources and will automatically be a member of the FSI for the first year and the membership fee is included in the certification cost. In order to be a member of the Family Sleep Institute we require that you are certified through the FSI Child Sleep Consultant Certification program.
As a certified child sleep consultant member of the FSI, you will have access to:
★ Educational classes/seminars and workshops that are offered to further your education as a Family Sleep Child Sleep Consultant.
★Access to the developing FSI Center for Advanced Practices.
★Members will also have access to the Members Only forums where as Child Sleep Consultants we can share information and support each other in building best practices. Here at the FSI we have found over the years that this continued support and guidance from fellow members is the KEY to continued success and growth.
★ We offer a post graduate One on One Mentoring Program where recent graduates can work with a seasoned graduate who will will help guide the latest graduate through their cases and help organize their business practices.
★ The FSI is dedicated to: marketing, supporting and promoting its members’ business events, seminars and media coverage through the FSI’s Press Releases, blog and all social media outlets.
All of us at the Family Sleep Institute consider ourselves equals and thrive on making sure that our fellow members are supported, guided, and mentored throughout the certification process and during their journey to become a trusted source to families seeking guidance and support to solve their families sleeping issues.
*After the first year, the annual membership fee is $250.00.
The Application Process
The first step in the process of considering new students is assessing location. Since we are an educational institution we do not offer exclusivity of any region, state, province or country to any graduate. However, since we are an international program we make sure that each class is diverse and represents the larger global community.
After the location has been assessed and is a go, we then move onto the next step where each applicant fills out a detailed and thought provoking application. If the application gets a thumbs up, we then set up a time to interview the applicant over the phone (usually about an hour or so). We want to get a better sense of who you are and whether or not the fit is just right.
We are looking for serious candidates who have a solid understanding of what it is to be a child sleep consultant and also have done their homework researching more about this industry: researched other programs available and understands what sets the Family Sleep Institute’s Child Sleep Consultant Certification program apart from the rest and someone who understand the opportunities, difficulties and rewarding nature that comes with this work. We want candidates who already know that THIS is what they want to do, no doubts, they are ready to do this.
As with any self-made business, in order to grow it efficiently and effectively you will need the: “TIME”, “ENERGY”, “SPACE”, and “DEDICATION” that it needs to evolve into the successful business that it should be. It’s a full time job building your practices and marketing your services! The certification program is rigorous, intensive and time consuming so in order to receive certification all incoming students must be able to commit 110% to the 4 month program and complete all the requirements on-time. We want the best of the best and when we say that we are describing an individual who has that incredible drive: one who is already obsessed with learning about the ins and outs of sleep and finding solutions to sleep problems in general, who has a passion for helping families work through their sleeping issues and last but not least, understands that it’s actually more than a job but a mission to make a difference in this world and change the lives of the families we connect with.
Here at the FSI we are all about equality and learning from each other. No one is better than another. We need each of us to build collectively the knowledge base we all need to help as many families as we can in this world. That shared knowledge base and support is why the FSI Graduate Members are the most successful Child Sleep Consultants in the world. We are very selective in the application process . Our priority is that we make sure that every incoming student is truly ready, driven, educated, dedicated and passionate about this work and has the confidence and hard working attitude to be successful and build on that shared knowledge base that grows with each and every new graduate.
Next 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
What The Graduates Are Saying
“If you desire to become a Certified Sleep Consultant, look no further… This course is beyond amazing! You can read every ‘sleep’ book on the planet and still not come away with half the wisdom and insight you will gain from being under Deborah’s tutelage. She is super fun, funny and inspiring. You’re going to love this experience!”
– Jennifer Metter
Los Angeles California
2012 FSI Child Sleep Consultant Graduate
“Not only have a learned a lot about sleep, but I have also learned about how to set up my own business. Deb has been an outstanding teacher and is so supportive of our hands-on learning. The other women in my class have also become an incredible support system that I am sure will continue into our professional careers. I feel totally prepared to start this new adventure as a successful sleep consultant.”
-Dr. Debbie Sasson
2012 FSI Child Sleep Consultant Graduate
“As a sleep consultant Deb was a savior and even more as an educator in the field of becoming a certified sleep consultant she is by far what I consider to be the “sleep guru” She is never stumped and is always available to answer whatever questions I had and continue to have! Her passion and drive for this field is infectious to all her students, and I am now thriving in this newfound career and I owe it all to Deb and The Family Sleep Institute!”
– Tracy Braunstein
2012 FSI Child Sleep Consultant Graduate
Frequently Asked Questions
- Psychological Factors that Impact Parental Investment in the Consultation Process
~ Dr. Sasha Carr
- The Incidence, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of GERD in Infancy
~Warren Lynton Shapiro M.D. F.A.A.P.
- Adult Sleep Issues: Helping the “Whole” Family
~ Patty Tucker, PA-C
- Safe Sleep – Child Care Setting
~ Cheryl Carey, MSW
- Postpartum Depression: What are the Signs and Getting Mom Help First
~ Sarah Stern, Ph.D
- Working with Families of Children with Special Needs
~ Debbie Sasson, Psy.D.
- Child Development: Understanding Language and Key Development Stages
~ Sharyn Timerman
- Chiropractic & Infant/Toddler Sleep Disturbances
~ Dr. Glory Eidt
- Bedtime Battles: Insights from Pediatric Sleep Research
~ Thomas Heffron, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
- Pediatric Feeding Basics
~ Alisha Grogan, MOT OTR/L
- Sleep and Facial Growth in the Young Child: How maxillofacial abnormalities can cause airway obstruction which leads to sleep problems such as Apnea and how this problem can be treated – Integrative Orthodontics
~ Dr. Barry D. Raphael, D.M.D.