"........To train or develop by instruction,
especially in self-control" Webster new Collegiate
It is the philosophy of this Center to help
children grow emotionally as well as intellectually, to help children succeed,
feel good about themselves and be able to express their feelings in a positive
and constructive manner.
It is our policy that discipline be positive.
Discipline is not punishment. It is a way of helping children learn to identify
socially acceptable behavior.
Within our Center, limits and rules are clearly
defined, consistent and in accord with the appropriate development and age
of each child and the program in general. We focus strongly on reinforcing
acceptable behavior and preventing undesirable behavior by being responsive
to the needs of the children.
Methods of correcting inappropriate behavior
within the Center, consist of the following:
activities to change the
focus of a child's behavior.
attention to help the
child deal with a particular situation.
Time out, by removing
a child for a few
minutes from the area
of activity so that he/she may regain self control.
"Catch the child being
good"; we respond to,
and reinforce positive behavior; we acknowledge or praise to let the child
know we approve of what he/she is doing.
Discipline shall not be isolation without
supervision, the withholding of food or attention. No child shall be subjected
to corporal punishment, emotional neglect, abusive language, ridicule or
any behavior that shall intimidate, frighten or endanger a child, or his/her