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Level 1 Certificate Program 

$745 Full Program

One of the best ways to invest in our children’s future is to invest in our early childhood educators (ECEs). After all, Dr. Stuart Shanker says they have the most important job in the world!

Young children are already capable. Our role as adults is to create relationships and experiences that make room for children to safely explore. Within that safety, children can grow and expand what they’re capable of. We can understand children’s stress and learn to address it (and our own) to support self-regulation. Self-Reg is Dr. Stuart Shanker’s framework for enhancing self-regulation by understanding and dealing with stress.

The Self-Reg in Early Childhood Development Program is perfect for all educators and leaders who support kids in their earliest years! The certificate program is 100% online and includes three courses that explore child development from birth to age 10.

Join us for the next cohort starting on April 6, 2023.

About the Program

Photo of Stuart and Susan from the Early Childhood Development Program, with the quote "Self-Reg: There is not a child for whom we can't do this. The only thing in our way is if we assume that we can't do it." - Stuart Shanker

What will you learn? 

    • to look at early development through the lens of Self-Reg
    • to understand stress in a whole new way 
    • what it means to manage energy and tension
    • new ways to understand and respond to challenges in behaviour, temperament, learning, and much more!

How will you learn?

    • 100% online
    • 3 distinct courses
    • facilitated over 14 weeks
    • 12 modules total
    • 1 week break after each course
    • roughly 3-5 hours per week
    • no tests, quizzes, or exams

Who’s taking our courses? Hundreds of passionate learners from all over the world have already completed this Early Childhood Development program! The program is a perfect fit for all professionals and parents who care for and work with young children. This program is for: early childhood educators (ECEs), educational assistants, kindergarten teachers, teachers Grades 1-3, researchers, principals, speech and language pathologists, behaviour specialists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and more!



We run new cohorts of our Self-Reg in Early Childhood Development Certificate Program throughout the year.

Pick the start date that is best for you and your team:  January 19, 2023  |  April 6, 2023  |  October 5, 2023

Check out all of our program start, specific module and end dates in our 2023 Course Calendar here.


Course 1: Self-Reg in the Early Years
    • Module 1: Moving Beyond Deterministic Thinking
    • Module 2:The Interbrain and Self-Reg
    • Module 3: The Interbrain in Early Childhood Education
    • Module 4: The Triune Brain and Self-Reg
Course 2: Self-Reg Reframe of Human Development
    • Module 5: Optimal Self-Regulation: Seeking Red Brain-Blue Brain Balance
    • Module 6: Reframing Temperament
    • Module 7: Reframing Attachment
    • Module 8: Reframing Personality
Course 3: The Immeasurable Impact of the Self-Reg ECE
    • Module 9: Unpacking Intelligence
    • Module 10: Reframing Intelligence
    • Module 11: Foundations Building
    • Module 12: The Self-Reg ECE

You can check out detailed module descriptors here.

Still not sure?

See what our learners have to say here or email us at info@self-reg.ca if you have any questions

Group Pricing: 10% off is always available for groups of 6 or more learners, simply use the discount code GROUPDISCOUNT at checkout or email info@self-reg.ca for invoicing.

Equity Pricing: We know that pricing can be a barrier, that’s why we offer a number of equity priced spots for those paying out of pocket with each cohort we offer. Learn more and join the waitlist here.

GST/HST Tax Exempt? Feel free to reach out to us at info@self-reg.ca with your exemption number and we can invoice you