The discipline policy of A Child's World is based on the belief that children need guidance, understanding, and limits in order to learn appropriate behavior. It is our policy to guide and direct children in learning which behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable based on our knowledge of what is developmentally appropriate for each individual.
Goals of our discipline policy:
To help children notice and acknowledge their own emotions.
To help children deal with their emotions in appropriate and acceptable ways.
To help children understand and deal with the emotions of others.
To provide a safe and caring environment in which children can play and learn.
Our discipline methods include:
Simple, easy to follow rules as follows:
You may not hurt yourself
You may not hurt others
You may not hurt the things around you (toys, furniture, building, etc.)
Discussion of rules with the children to make sure they understand expectations.
Arranging the environment so that a minimal number of no's are necessary.
Correcting behavior using positive direction (e.g., "you need to walk" rather than "stop running.").
Modeling of appropriate behavior by adults.
Redirecting a child to another activity.
Giving positive reinforcement to individuals as well as the group.
Using natural and logical consequences.
Helping children to recognize another child's feelings rather than to force an apology
Problem solving and active listening
Children who cannot be managed using these measures, and are consistently presenting a discipline problem for the care provider, will be required to withdraw from care.
Discipline and Behavior Management Policy
Date Adopted: August 1, 1996
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 practice the following discipline and behavior management policy: