Attached at the Heart Parenting Curriculum Parent Educator Training - 2015 Trainings

Applications and Registrations now being accepted for the Attached at the Heart Parenting Curriculum Parent Educator Training!

Begin the Attached the Heart Parent Educator application by paying your $30 non-refundable application fee, and then complete the online form. Please complete application only if you are planning to attend the scheduled pilot training listed below. More information about the application process is provided below.

As a trained facilitator you will be able to teach classes that help parents

  • Learn important facts to help make decisions before and after baby arrives
  • Understand baby’s cries and how to stay calm
  • Learn how their childhood experiences influence their parenting
  • Learn practical strategies for strengthening the bond with their baby or young child
  • Learn how to guide prioritizing their lives to preserve the parent-child bond
  • Learn infant communication signals and emotional milestones
  • Understand how to make their couple relationship and family stronger
  • Be a more informed and empowered parent
  • Understand the benefits of positive discipline and how to implement them in daily life

Program developers and API co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker will personally teach the Pilot Program at a dramatically reduced rate. Space is limited. Apply today to take advantage of this rare opportunity to expand your knowledge base & be among the first accredited AATH Parent Educators.

2015 Trainings

Application process and Link

Link to purchase Attached at the Heart

 Atlanta, GA Training Los Angeles Training


(Early Bird rate of $450 available before Mid-May)


Fee includes

Ten downloadable lesson plans, activities,
parent handouts and videos

On-site lunch for three days

Morning and afternoon snacks each day

Three days of training



Mid June

Specific dates will be announced soon!

Training Site: Atlanta, GA

Location to be announced soon!


Date: Mid June 2015

Cost: $495 (Early Bird $450 before Mid-May)

Coordinator: Amanda Nicolosi


(Early Bird rate of $450 available before March 25th)


Fee includes

Ten downloadable lesson plans, activities,
parent handouts and videos

On-site lunch for three days

Morning and afternoon snacks each day

Three days of training


Friday, April 10th,  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday, April 11th,  9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sunday, April 12th,  9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Training Site: Sherman Oaks, CA

Bini Birth
13743 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


Date: April 10, 11, & 12,  2015

Cost: $495 (Early Bird $450 before March 25th)

Coordinator: Leslie Hillenbrand and Tova Pusl

 Future 2015 Trainings - MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!

San Antonio, TX - June 2015

London - September 2015

Greece - Fall 2015


Attached at the Heart Parent Educator Application Process

API's application and approval is a prerequisite to becoming trained as an Attached at the Heart Parent Educator. There are two tracks available, as described below.

Track One (Fast Track)

Applies to applicants with extensive group facilitation experience (i.e. API Leader, La Leche League Leader) or related-degree professional experience in the child/family field to be determined during the application process.

a. Application and non-refundable application fee (fee not applicable to API Leaders);

b. Begin assigned readings, Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté and complete reading the text for the course, Attached at the Heart; and

c. Complete reading on selected API guidelines and policies.

Track Two Option

Applies to applicants with no experience with group facilitation experience/skills. Complete the API Leadership accreditation* that includes:

a. Two recommendations, forms provided to you after application receipt;

b. Application and non-refundable application fee;

c. Personal experience with attachment parenting practices in your own family; and

d. Complete readings on attachment parenting information, theory, and practice, and API guidelines and policies.

For additional information visit: This process can be completed within two months, and can range from two to twelve months.

*NOTE: While not required for becoming an API Parent Educator, advantages to becoming an API Leader would be the ability to form and facilitate local support group meetings, network with API Leaders all over the world, share meeting ideas, receive continued support and information from API and the Leaders forum. You will also have access to all Leader materials including facilitator’s handbook, meeting ideas and group management training. Becoming an API Leader will provide the option to offer ongoing support for your parents who attend or complete the parenting course.

We invite you to begin the application process now: Application Form.

Thank you for your interest in taking the training and helping us spread the message of secure parent-child attachment!

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