Should you become a Certified Child Sleep Consultant?
Dreading going back to work? Are you at the point in your life where you are looking for a career that not only has meaning to you but also allows you to be with your children at home? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a career that can not only change your life but the lives of the people you work with?
Deborah Pedrick, Co-Founder of the International Association of Child Sleep Consultants and President of The Family Sleep Institute is offering the very first comprehensive and affordable Child Sleep Consultant Certification program.
This is a ground breaking opportunity for individuals to get the most comprehensive child sleep training program that is not limited to one specific methodology. The FSI Child Sleep Consultant Certification Program will offer an educational base for current students and graduates which provides them with a solid base of knowledge in Child Sleep Consulting and a continuing child sleep education curriculum that focuses on specific areas which influence maternity and child sleep practices as they pertain to sleep. Only students who are currently certified by the Family Sleep Institute can be members.
The True Benefits of Receiving your Child Sleep Consultant Certification through the Family Sleep Institute:
: The FSI Child Sleep Consultant Certification is very unique from other certifications. We pride ourselves in keeping class sizes smaller so that the students get the most comprehensive, hands-on experience and training they can get.
: The FSI is the only certifying body that requires students to take an introductory course so that they are fully informed about what it is to be a Child Sleep Consultant. We want all of our students to make an informed decision and our child sleep consultant certification course be the “right” fit for them.
: Deborah instructs her students “live” through on on-line webinar where students and teacher interact with each other.
: We provide day and evening classes.
: We provide a solid educational base that allows our certifying graduates to confidently run their own private and independent child sleep consulting practices as soon as they graduate. Our belief is that the most successful Child Sleep Consultants are the ones who can independently run their businesses as their own and are self-confident about their skills as a Child Sleep Consultant. The FSI strives for this success in our students and graduates.
: The students have continuous contact with Deborah throughout the course as well as member graduates. Our private forums and groups bring together our students and member graduates where we can discuss cases, class notes, projects and also give each other support and guidance in our independent child sleep consulting businesses.
: The FSI provides real case studies so that students can understand the process of working with families from start to finish.
: Students receive weekly outlines, learn how to design client forms, write sleep plans and put together their own seminars.
: We discuss: website options whether building your own or hiring a designer, logo design, content and SEO basics.
: Organizing your Business: from database management to managing the scheduling of clients.
: Our certification students complete over 70+ hours of training over the course of their child sleep consultant certification.
The True Benefits of being a Family Sleep Institute Member Graduate:
: The FSI provides continuous tools to help build our member’s maternity and child sleep consulting practices.
: We promote our members’ businesses daily announcing any activities, events, seminars, published articles and media appearances on our FSI Calendar of events as well as all of our social media outlets.
: Every member graduate business is listed on the FSI Child Sleep Consultant Certification graduates page.
: We provide a monthly member chat where we discuss for example: personal cases, business/marketing ideas and any other areas the members would like to discuss.
: The FSI also requires that graduating members keep their child sleep certification current by fulfilling continuing education credit requirements every two years. The FSI will provide these on-line courses to it’s members or with approval accept classes/workshops outside of the FSI Institute. For more information about these child sleep consultant continuing education courses and credit requirements please contact us. Some of the Advanced Courses and Workshops we will be providing to our Members.
Postpartum Depression: What are the Signs and Getting Mom Help First
Working with Families of Children with Special Needs
Child Development: A Consideration as Part of the Solution
Breastfeeding: The In’s and Outs and the Up’s and Downs
Sleeping Issues: From the Eyes of the Pediatrician
Adult Sleep Issues: Helping the “Whole” Family
Psychological Factors that Impact Parental Investment in the Consultation Process
Potty Training: As It Effects Sleep
Our graduates have referred to the FSI as a “family of sleep consultants” and we would agree. This continued support and guidance from Deborah and fellow students and graduates doesn’t end after the child sleep consultant certification is completed, and this is what makes FSI graduates amazingly successful Child Sleep Consultants.
*The next round of Workshops and Certifications is scheduled for May 2013, if you sign up for both the Workshop and Certification and pay the tuition in full, we will take $200 off.
4 Week Workshop * 12 Week Certification Course * Accelerated Certification – Private One on One Mentorship Program
Becoming A Child Sleep Consultant: An Introductory Workshop
This is a prerequisite to the Family Sleep Child Sleep Consultant Certification
For the May Introductory Workshop – If you pay the full tuition for both the 4 week workshop and the 12 week certification by April 15th we will take $200 off the cost of the full tuition.
This is a 4 week online distance learning course to give students a basic understanding of what it is takes to be a Child Sleep Consultant. It’s important that all students take this workshop before the child sleep consultant certification so that they are making the most informed decision and feel confident to move on to the child sleep certification once the workshop is completed.
Some Topics We Will Cover:
Week 1: Evolution of The Sleep Consultant
Week 2: The Successful Sleep Consultant
Week 3: The Most Common Sleeping Issues
Week 4: Business Aspects
Tuition Investment $325
Becoming A Child Sleep Consultant: Online Child Sleep Consultant Certification Program
This is a 12 week online distance learning course which begins immediately following the Introductory Workshop. Together with the Workshop and Child Sleep Consultant Certification, our child sleep consultant graduates complete over 70+ hours of training.
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 (SIDS for Professionals Course): this is a separate course and cost which you will need to complete as part of the certification requirements.
- Common Sleeping Challenges and Solutions: behavioral, delayed onset of sleep, crying, fragmented sleep, parasomnias.
- Twins – Guest Speaker
- Working with Families of Children With Special Needs – Guest Speaker
- 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
- 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
- Business Aspects: Website Design, Database Management, Marketing, Pricing
- New course offerings and instructors for continuing education requirements.
Upcoming child sleep consultant certification course start date: Visit our Calendar of Child Sleep Consultant Course/Workshop and Seminars
Tuition Investment – $2700 (workshop tuition is included in this cost) We do offer payment plans for the certification portion of the program. Please contact us for more information.
Accelerated – Private Mentorship One on One Child Sleep Consultant Certification Program: 12 Weeks or less
This course is designed for the individual who would like to receive child sleep consultant training working directly one on one under Deborah’s supervision and at an accelerated rate. The course also will be set at a time that is convenient to the student’s schedule and accelerate the course time by increasing class time or adding 2 classes a week for example. The certification format is identical to the class format as we cover all the same areas, homework, readings and final assignment. A student enrolled in this course has access to all the member forums and private student groups so they are part of the whole FSI child sleep consultant family of students and members. This is a very unique offering. Please feel free to contact Deborah for more information.
Tuition Investment – $4000