This is accomplished by:
PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT
I will praise and encourage the positive behaviors that follow the core ethical values of the Six Pillars of Character. See additional sheet about the Six Pillars of Character for more information.
SETTING AND ENFORCING RULES
I will set simple rules and enforce them by making sure the children know and understand the rules. I will also make sure parents and staff know and understand the rules.
PERSISTENT INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
If I find your child is displaying persistent inappropriate behavior, I will notify parents and schedule a time to talk about the behaviors. I will work with parents to find solutions that can be implemented in the program as well as at home. In extreme cases, to protect other children and staff, I reserve the right to exclude the child from activities temporarily. If the behavior persists even after interventions and strategies have been implemented, I reserve the right to terminate services permanently.
Aggressive or bullying behavior will be stopped immediately. This is to be done by explanation rather than personal blame.
Any behavior problems will be dealt with in a developmentally appropriate way. I will help the children understand unacceptable behaviors and that they are loved and valued even when their behavior and/or actions are not acceptable.
When necessary, will be outlined for the children and they will be encouraged them to think out solutions.
I will help children to take responsibility for their actions.
Threatening to use or the use of physical punishment is prohibited in the program.
Children will not be labeled as "good" or "bad" because labels can have undesirable long-term effects.
No unnecessary constraints or restrictions will be imposed on the children.