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Discipline Policy

Praise and positive reinforcement are effective methods of behavior management of children. When children receive positive, nonviolent, and understanding interactions from adults and others, they develop good self concepts, problem solving abilities, and self-discipline. Based on this belief of how children learn and develop values, this Center will practice the following discipline and behavior management policy.

We DoWe Do NOT
  • Praise, reward, and encourage the children.
  • Reason with and set limits for the children.
  • Model appropriate behavior for the children.
  • Modify the classroom environment to attempt to prevent problems before they occur.
  • Listen to the children.
  • Provide alternatives for inappropriate behavior to the children.
  • Provide the children with natural and logical consequences of their behaviors.
  • Treat the children as people and respect their needs, desires, and feelings.
  • Ignore minor misbehaviors.
  • Explain things to the children on their levels.
  • Use short supervised periods of "time out".
  • Try to stay consistent in our behavior management program.
  • Spank, shake, bite, pinch, push, pull, slap or otherwise physically punish the child.
  • Make fun of, yell at, threaten, make sarcastic remarks about, use profanity, or otherwise verbally abuse the children.
  • Do not shame or punish the children when bathroom accidents occur.
  • Deny food or rest as punishment.
  • Relate discipline to eating, resting, or sleeping.
  • Leave the children alone, unattended or without supervision.
  • Allow discipline of children by children.
  • Criticize, make fun of, or otherwise belittle children's parents, families, or ethnic groups.

Conferences will be scheduled with parents if particular disciplinary problems occur. If a child's behavior consistently endangers the safety of the children around him/her, then the Director has the right to, after meeting with the parents and documenting behavior problems and interventions, terminate child care services for that particular child.