Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist Directory

Directory of SKILLZ Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists

Find a Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist Near You

To find a Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist near you, check the map or scroll down to the directory below

What Does CPNS Mean?

Certified SKILLZ Instructors

Instructors of youth activities such as martial arts, dance, sports, and preschools often love working with kids. They have a deep passion and a strong desire to make lasting connections with the children in their care.

The challenge we discovered is that many instructors have a hard time with age-specific curriculum development, and tailoring the lessons and teaching styles in a developmentally appropriate manner.

To improve their abilities as instructors, the Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist (CPNS) program provides instructors with a course of study that highlights the unique stages of development of their students, while at the same time building skills that set them up for success in the teaching environment.

This structured program introduces the basics of using neuroscience, physiology, and various teaching modalities which have been proven to be effective in a wide array of learning environments.

The Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialist certification is a year-long workshop broken into four semesters. Each semester covers two topics relevant to the education of children.

Spanning over 100 hours of learning time, courses are designed to be applied to any environment in which teaching children plays a major role.

Participants are often sports coaches, martial arts instructors, gymnastics coaches, dance teachers, and even early childhood development specialists, such as preschool teachers, childcare providers, or public school teachers.

After successful completion of all four semesters, candidates are eligible to attain the status of Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists. Certifications are valid for 5 years.

Those who attain CPNS status will be listed in our national registry, and will have the opportunity to continue their training to reach the higher levels of Advanced Pediatric Ninja Specialist, and ultimately, Master Pediatric Ninja Specialist.

To find a school that employs Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists in your area, check the map above or scroll down to the directory below.

CPNS Directory

M-CPNS (Master Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists)


John Salama, M-CPNS

Atlanta SKILLZ

302 Satellite Blvd. NE Ste. 205
Suwanee, GA 30024



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Michael A Evans, M-CPNS

SKILLZ of Patchogue

380 East Main St
Patchogue, NY 11772



A-CPNS (Advanced Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists)​

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CPNS (Certified Pediatric Ninja Specialists)

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Tim Flynn, CPNS

Kato Karate / Kato SKILLZ

201 N Victory Dr. # 341
Mankato MN 56001


Wendy Dwyer CPNS

Wendy Dwyer, CPNS

Elite Leadership Martial Arts and Child Development Center

31 Catherine St 2nd floor
Shillington, PA 19607


Rebecca Epperson CPNS

Rebecca Epperson, CPNS

On The Mat

6980 Park Blvd. N,
Pinellas Park, FL 33781



Meg Klettke, CPNS

Family Strong Sussex

N64W24678 Main St. Suite 8
Sussex, WI. 53089