About Appelbaum Training Institute

Welcome to the largest training organization in the United States for those who teach children. Thank you for visiting us today. Established in 1989, the Appelbaum Training Institute has trained hundreds of thousands of individuals throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in other countries of the world. We receive letters from home and abroad telling us how our books, audio tapes, and videos have helped teachers, parents, and children.

  •  Children are the future of the world. Our mission to ensure that those who care for children, are knowledgeable in techniques to guide children to be all they can be.
  •  Our seminars are exciting, informative, and motivating. They cover topics that relate to children and building a brighter future for them through you.
  •  Our speakers are classified as the "best of the best." They have each been hand picked and carefully trained to be experts in the subject areas they teach. Moreover, they are dynamic, motivating, and inspirational.
  •  Our books are the finest you will find on children. The topics range from discipline to child development to stress management. Many of our books can be used for continuing education credit and clock hours.

Dr. Maryln Appelbaum

   Maryln Appelbaum is well-known as an outstanding authority on families, change, and education. She has a doctorate in Psychology and Masterís degrees in both Psychology and Education. She has worked as a therapist and has been a consultant for families and schools. She has been owner and headmaster of three educational centers and one private school for children. She has been the Executive Director of the National Center for Child Care Professionals and the National Center for Montessori Education.

She has written more than thirty "how to" books geared exclusively to teachers and parents. She is especially known for her books, Do It Right, A Positive Guide For Discipline, and How To Talk To Kids So They Listen.  Her books, videos, posters, and audio tapes are used throughout the United States, as well as in Canada and South America.

She has appeared on television talk shows and has been quoted in newspapers including USA Today. She has been interviewed on both television and radio talk shows across the United States.

She received White House Clearance in 1989 as a leading contender for the position of Director of the United States Office of Child Care Services.


Martin Appelbaum

   Marty Appelbaum has been conducting training seminars for teachers over the last fifteen years. Marty has undertaken extensive studies as a teacher. He has a Bachelorís degree, as well as a diploma with a Montessori teaching certificate, from the National Center for Montessori Education.He has also earned certification from the National Center for Child Care Professionals as a child care professional.

He has been a teacher of children from preschool age through high school. He has a natural rapport with students that is infectious. He has taught in inclusion classrooms with diverse groups of students. His teaching style enhances cooperation and positive attitudes in all of the lives of his students.

He has authored and co-authored eleven child care books, six of which have been approved as self-instructional books to be used for Continuing Education.

Marty has appeared on television and radio talk shows, and he has been the contributing editor for parent magazines.


The A.T.I. Story

   Martin and Maryln formed the Appelbaum Training Institute in 1989. A.T.I. has become our nation's most successful company that provides teacher training.

The organization has grown to meet the ever-expanding needs of the child care and teaching community. As each state developed expanding regulations for their child care providers, the Appelbaums met those regulatory needs. New child care staff seminars and child care management seminars were developed. Self-Instructional materials that gave Continuing Education Units were written to meet the requirements and regulations for teachers. New cities and states were entered into the training circle. Books, audio tapes, and child care resources were developed and are continually being expanded to serve the needs of the educational community.

Soon, the organization added seminars and in-services for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. These seminars became so popular that the Appelbaums had to hire other speakers to assist in reaching all their requests to provide seminars. The primary focus of these seminars are topics that teachers all want: discipline and guidance, inclusion, guided reading, and other relevant topics.

During any given week, the organization provides dozens of seminars throughout the United States and Canada. They have provided seminars, workshops, in-services, and self-instructional materials for more than one million individuals in the United States, as well as abroad.