Behavior Management and Discipline

 

At Agape Infant, Waddler, Toddler and Preschool Center, we desire first to prevent discipline problems by:

  1. Firmly, positively and repeatedly setting limits in each classroom, keeping them as consistent and simple as possible, and making sure that the children understand their limits clearly.
  2. Acknowledging positive behavior.
  3. Having a good variety of age-appropriate activities for the children to be involved in.
  4. Making sure that all staff are correct models for children to observe and follow.

When it becomes necessary to deal with behavior through discipline, it will be remedial rather than punitive, and shall be on an understanding of the individual child's needs and stage of development.

Discipline shall be directed toward helping the child develop inner control and learning appropriate behaviors. In training or guiding a child and correcting or bringing a child back toward a set goal, the following methods will be used:

Preschoolers:

  1. Talking with the child, discussing behavior problems and solutions.
  2. Separating the child from the group so they can come and talk with a teacher about everyones emotion and how they can come up with a plan to resolve the situation.
  3. The teacher will consult with the director or program supervisor if the need arises for a formal parent/teacher conference.

Toddlers:

  1. Talking with the child, explaining that when another child's cries, that means they are hurt and when they use their words, they need to listen.
  2. Separating the child from other children and allowing them to time to have a calming down period, and time to be with a teacher to talk about emotions involving everyone.
  3. The teacher will consult with the director or program supervisor if the need arises for a formal parent/teacher conference.

 Waddlers:

       1.  Redirection is very important with waddlers, and showing them how to be soft to other people.

        2. Helping them to understand their feelings and how another child is showing sadness.

        3. Talking with the child and talking about each step they made and understanding that they wanted

             that toy and how to help them to understand how to use their words to want things instead of

             hitting another child or using other means of aggression.

 

Corporal punishment is not used at any time. No spanking of children is allowed by teachers. It is also illegal for parents to spank children while at the center. (See Child Abuse and Neglect law).

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