Baby and Toddler Sleep Certification Course

The Baby + Toddler Sleep Consultant Certification Course

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What’s Inside the Course:

A pediatric sleep consultant is an expert in healthy sleep habits and techniques and guides parents in establishing a sleep plan customized to the personality and temperament of their child. A sleep consultant can also help parents resolve any issues that may be interfering with sleep and affecting the child’s well-being. 

The certification is comprised of three components, divided into 24 modules:

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Component One

Baby and Toddler sleep consultant – This is a 12 module, self paced online lecture study regarding everything you need to know about baby and toddler sleep. Each module contains homework assignments and some modules contain quizzes. Final Project will be given at the end of component one.


Melissa Perry, Certified Sleep Consultant and owner of The Cradle Coach

Kerri D’Amico, RN and Certified Lactation Consultant

Jessica Royston, Certified Holistic Health Coach and owner of Advanced Natural Medicine of Jupiter

Caley Kukla, Degree in Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Owner of Play With Purpose

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Component Two

Building Sleep Plans and the Client Process. This is a 6 module, self paced lecture study regarding everything you need to know about creating solid sleep plans and learning the process of working with clients. Each module contains homework assignments and volunteer experience hours. Final Project will be given at the end of component two.


Melissa Perry, Certified Sleep Consultant and owner of The Cradle Coach

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Component Three

Building Your Business: Development and Marketing. This is a 6 module, self paced lecture study regarding everything you need to know about starting your business, marketing, how to gain clients, and brand strategy. This module comes along with a Cradle Coach Academy workbook that allows you to dream, create and reach your goals as you walk through each module. A one on one coaching call session with Melissa Perry will be your final project. Each module contains homework assignments.


Melissa Perry, Certified Sleep Consultant and owner of The Cradle Coach

Requirements to Complete Certification:

  • Completion of all 24 course modules, which breaks down into 2-3 hours of online, self-paced course work per module

  • Completion of all homework assignments, final projects, and quizzes.  

  • Completion of a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer experience

  • A minimum of 5 evaluations from the volunteers you worked with

  • Proof of CPR Certification (link to online course provided)

  • Proof of insurance (professional liability insurance runs between $150-$200/yearly. Companies to use is provided)

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Tuition for the Course:

One-Time Payment
save $700 by paying in full
4 Monthly Payments
total cost $3,997
8 Monthly Payments
total cost $3,997

With This Course, You Will Receive:

One-on-One Instructor Training

All assignments will be turned into an instructor that walks alongside you throughout the entire course. This allows you to ask questions, further your training and build confidence. 

Materials Needed to Create a Business

You will be provided with a business launch workbook, all the forms, resources, legal documents, contracts and website legal verbiage to get you started as a sleep consultant.

Community Mentoring & Support

Once you join, you will receive access into our private community group, be able to join monthly expert workshops and stay updated with continued education courses.

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Here’s How it Works:

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Select the payment plan that’s right for you and purchase the course.

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Online class content is divided by topic, and each module contains video instruction, quizzes, homework assignments, and downloadable resources.

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Work on the course at anytime, anywhere, without sacrificing precious time with your family.

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Being a Sleep Consultant has easily been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. After I experienced the life change of going through the process myself with my first child, I knew that a sleeping baby can literally change your entire experience as a parent. It sets the tone for your family, and brings so much peace to your home.

I love that I get to help parents experience this for the first time, and I love witnessing them getting back in control of their lives. My favorite types of emails are the ones telling me that mom and dad went on a date for the first time in months. Or that they are actually spending the whole evening together after the little ones are sound asleep by 7pm!

Becoming a Sleep Consultant is also so rewarding because I can do it all from the comfort of my home, and still help support our family. I love that I can impact and make a difference in others lives, while still being present and available with my family. Ultimately, doing this changes lives, and more than the convenience or financial benefit, that makes it all worth it to me. I am so grateful that I can be apart of bringing life, joy, and SLEEP into more homes.

Janelle A

With three kids under the age of three I NEVER imagined that it would be possible to have a “job” and still be a stay at home mom. A job where I could pursue my passions, contribute to our family finances, and where I did not need to sacrifice my role raising our children. Being a sleep consultant is THAT job.

I get to talk with other Moms and Dads about their little ones and help them to gain the great nights sleep their babies — and they — so desperately need, I make a little extra money to contribute to our family, and I don’t have to compromise being a stay-at-home Mom. The sleep deprived start of life with a new baby is SO hard, but it doesn’t have to last forever.

Just like learning to sit, stand, walk and talk, babies learn to be great sleepers. I love helping parents gain the knowledge and confidence to teach their littles to be great sleepers.

Maeghan S

When I first became a sleep consultant, I was still working from home part time while also being a full time Mom, at home, with my then 7 month old daughter. I became a sleep consultant so I could bring others the same happiness, routine, and sleep that I gained when I sleep trained my daughter.  It turned in to so much more than that.

Not only was I able to literally change people’s lives (sometimes even saving their marriage!), I was also able to contribute financially to all of the “extras” I wanted for my family. (That was just the cherry on top!) 

Outside of raising my own children, I have never felt so fulfilled as I am when I get an email from a client I’ve worked with telling me about their child’s sleeping successes and the personal benefit they’ve received from it: their postpartum depression has gone away, they are able to spend quality time with their spouses, their child is happier and healthier than they’ve ever seen them – the list goes on. I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity and for what I get to do on a daily basis.

Rachel F
Educator of the Baby and Toddler Sleep Certification course at the Cradle Coach Academy

Fearful of Starting Your Own Business?

You have the passion and desire to help families who are struggling with their child’s sleep, but still have some uncertainty about starting your own business, finding clients and marketing yourself. This is a normal feeling that many of our students have felt. Don’t let that stop you – there are options!

Upon completion of the infant and toddler sleep consultant course, we offer our students a list of the most reputable sleep consulting companies in the industry who are currently looking to employ certified sleep consultants! These companies have come to us knowing the depth to which we train our students and looking to hire.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Our Philosophy: While most programs educate on a specific method, at The Cradle Coach Academy we understand that every family and child are unique, so their sleep training methods should be too! Since we take a personalized approach to training, you will be educated on multiple approaches so you can guide your future clients to the method that they are comfortable with, and that suits their child’s personality and temperament! As a sleep consultant, you want to be sure you are seeing the entire situation from all angles, so we’ve brought in amazing instructors to continue the learning of sleep from each of their view points. This allows you to offer support and knowledge to your future clients.
  • Our Program: Most of our students are busy moms, and we know what that’s like! The idea of starting a new career and launching a new business can seem daunting. The Cradle Coach Academy has made Sleep Consultant Certification possible wherever you are and no matter your workload. Our program is entirely online, making it possible for you to study from any part of the world, and is completely self-paced! And your instructor is with you, walking along the sleep journey alongside you, to answer your questions, take your knowledge further and help you to see things in a perspective you will need to have as a pediatric sleep consultant. While most students finish in about 3 months, you can make that time fly by quicker, or even slow it down if you need it. The choice is YOURS!
  • Our Community: Upon graduation, The Cradle Coach Academy course helps you launch into a business that is 100% fully your own or gives your the proper information on how to get hired as a sleep consultant for an existing company! Either way, this doesn’t mean you’re alone in doing so. TCCA is a community of vibrant, goal-oriented, encouraging women that you will be part of for a lifetime! We have Q+A’s constantly being shared within our private Facebook community, special workshops and retreats for TCCA grads, and peer-to-peer mentorship that you will always have access to. You’re not in this alone, and we want all of our graduates to reach the heights of success. We’ll do whatever we can to help guide you there! And all of this is included in your initial tuition payment – no additional fees are included.

Pediatric Sleep Consultants earn anywhere from $60-$150/hour and can easily make between $30,000-$150,000 + per year. How much you earn in this profession depends solely on how much work you put into it and how many clients you take on. If you are starting your own practice, you will have the freedom to create your own competitive pricing and set your own hours.

Yes!!! We’re an approved for training program from the International Institute of Complementary Therapists and we have students from all across the world. TCCA Sleep Certification program is also approved by the Association of Professional Sleep Consultants who has members across the globe.

Not necessarily. The Cradle Coach Academy will provide you with your sleep consultant certification upon completion of the program, allowing you to practice on your own or for another sleep agency. If you want to be part of The Cradle Coach team, you will need to apply after graduating the program, if there is an opening. Keep in mind, we don’t hire consultants unless they have graduated from our program, so once there is an opening on our team, we will only consider our graduates!

The Cradle Coach Academy Baby & Toddler Sleep Consultant Certification Course Outline:


module one: the role of a sleep consultant

module two: sleep techniques most commonly used

module three: healthy sleep foundations

module four: the breastfeeding relationship – lactation consultant

module five: the newborn guide 0-6 months

module six: the importance of infant and toddler nutrition

module seven: common sleep problems that occur and how to handle them

module eight: all about naps

module ten: all about toddlers

module nine: emotional well being in toddlers

module eleven: multiples (room sharing), twins and adopted children, traveling

module twelve: case scenarios


module one: the client process

module two: gathering the information and finding the root cause

module three: building your sleep plans

module four: presenting clients with their sleep plans

module five: follow-up support and setting boundaries

module six: adding delight to your client experience


module one: the heart work. laying the foundation.

module two: translating the message. putting shape to your company

module three: the nitty gritty, logistics and administrative

module four: developing your website and clarifying your message

module five: social media and the roadmap to marketing

module six: how to gain clients

Each module is around 1 hour long, 24 total lecture hours. The majority of the time requirements will be in your experience “practicum” hours where you are fine tuning all you are learning. With coursework the average total commitment is 200+ hours and can take anywhere from 3-5 months.

If we could change one thing about what we do, we would change the term “sleep training”. When people hear about sleep training, they automatically think they will be forced to let their child cry. As your sleep guide, our mission here at TCCA is to find the right method of sleep plan that suits each unique family and situation. We don’t practice with one program or one method. We educate on many methods and our goal always is for our clients to choose a method that is presented to them, that they are comfortable with, one that suits their child’s personality and temperament. We will offer our clients the guidance and support that is needed to make it through the process.

Once you have graduated from The Cradle Coach Academy, the yearly requirements to continue your membership will be to take two new continuing education course, and maintain your insurance and cpr certification.

Once you have graduated from The Cradle Coach Academy, the growth of the business is up to you. How much time, energy, and tenacity you want to see your business do is based off how much you’re willing to hustle and serve your clients well. We’ve had some graduates reimburse their full tuition payment in under 1 month and other’s it look 4-6 months after launching their business.

Once you purchase the course, you will receive a login and password to unlock the entire program. The course is all online!

Nope! Some students have waited, other students have launched, and some students have decided to use their certification to get hired at other postpartum care companies.

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Phone: 561-827-8504