DISCIPLINE AND BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT POLICY Praise and positive reinforcement are effective methods of the behavior management of children. When children receive positive, non-violent, 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 facility will also practice the following discipline and behavior management policy:
DO praise, reward, and encourage the children.
DO reason with and set limits for the children.
DO model appropriate behavior for the children.
DO modify the classroom environment to attempt to prevent problems before they occur.
DO listen to the children.
DO provide alternatives for inappropriate behavior to the children.
DO provide the children with natural and logical consequences of their behaviors.
DO treat the children as people and respect their needs, desires, and feelings.
DO ignore minor misbehaviors.
DO explain things to children on their levels.
DO use short supervised periods of “time-out”
DO stay consistent in our behavior management program.
DO NOT spank, shake, bite, pinch, push, pull, slap, or otherwise physically punish the children.
DO NOT 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.
DO NOT deny food or rest as punishment.
DO NOT relate discipline to eating, resting, or sleeping.
DO NOT leave the children alone, unattended, or without supervision.
DO NOT place the children in locked rooms, closets, or boxes as punishment.
DO NOT allow discipline of children by children.
DO NOT criticize, make fun of, or otherwise belittle children’s parents, families, or ethnic groups.
“Time-out” is the removal of a child for a short period of time (3 to 5 minutes) from a situation in which the child is misbehaving and has not responded to other behavior management techniques. The “timeout” space, usually a chair, is located away from classroom activity but within the teacher’s sight or in the administrative office. During “time-out,” the child has a chance to think about the misbehavior which led to his/her removal from the group. After a brief interval of no more than 5 minutes, the teacher discusses the incident and appropriate behavior with the child. When the child returns to the group, the incident is over and the child is treated with the same affection and respect shown the other children. (Adapted from original prepared by Elizabeth Wilson, Student, Catawba Valley Technical College)
We welcome and encourage parent involvement in daily activities. If you have a skill or activity you would like to share with the children we would love you to share it with us. It may be something as simple as sharing a good book or song, or a larger activity like a field trip. If you would like to plan something please let us know in advance so that we may schedule it.
We will, on special occasions, have school activities when all family members will be invited. This is an opportunity for us all to get to know each other better. When we do have a family activity, we ask that everyone make his or her best effort to attend.