Discipline Statement

Understanding Christ led by example for us, we model the behavior we teach, that is, we respond respectfully and kindly through words, modeling composure, cooperation, and compassion. Our role as early childhood educators is to guide children to making helpful choices.

A program called Conscious Discipline® produces amazing results in teaching children about choices, developing self-control, and personal responsibility for their behavior. Conflict in the classroom is viewed as an opportunity to teach responsibility for behavior. Learning occurs when children are able to see the connection between their behavior and the result of that behavior for themselves and those around them. Positive approaches to problem solving are used to motivate children to make helpful choices.

Children will be taught to use words to discuss differences and solve individual problems. They will learn to use their “big voice” as a conflict resolution tool. We will place emphasis on developing and using self-control as a tool to make helpful choices. We are committed to spending time on teaching and modeling for children the life-long skills they will need for effectively dealing with conflict and decision making in their lives.

Children are never subjected to discipline that is severe, humiliating, or frightening. Discipline is never associated with food, rest, or toileting. Any form of physical punishment is prohibited.