learn that their feelings are real and important. We believe that validating children’s feelings
and helping children understand them is extremely important.
When a child is having a high-energy day (this may include hitting, biting, or yelling at
another child), a member of the staff will gently guide the child away and either sit down or
walk around and ask the child to share what he/she is feeling. Methods we use to modify
behavior are as follows:
1. Teachers may ask a child to sit down for a couple of minutes.This usually helps them
release some of the frustration. Staff will then talk to the child in a calm manner.
2. We strongly urge children to communicate with each other. We ask them to use their
words. Whenever a child is exhibiting behavior that is dangerous to himself/herself or others,
we always give the child an explanation, re: why this behavior has to stop and that the behavior
is not okay.
3. If a certain behavior continues that is harmful to others, we will have a meeting with
parents and try to come up with a plan to resolve this concern. If the plan is not effective,
families will be advised and the contract will be terminated.
4. No Physical Punishment will ever be used by any member of the staff.
5. Discipline for infants is to re-direct their behavior.