Preschoolers are in the very early years of their education. At this age, children are just beginning to learn how to get along with each other. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and comfortable environment that helps children develop self-control, cooperation skills, and consideration of others. We have established student behavior expectations and guidelines to help the children develop the social skills needed to interact with others in a positive way.
We developed guidelines for acceptable student behavior to help every student gets the most from their early learning environment. Our teachers enforce these guidelines using redirection, discussion, problem-solving, and time outs.
Occasionally some children repeatedly break the rules. Our teachers work diligently with these children to encourage them to choose appropriate behaviors. When necessary, parents will be notified of problematic behaviors so the teachers and parents can work together to help the student act appropriately.
It is not unusual for children to exhibit behaviors that may be improper and/or disrespectful. These occasional misbehaviors, while certainly not condoned, are a normal part of a child’s development. Our policy is to redirect the child’s behavior and explain other ways of communicating or voicing their frustrations.
If a child exhibits chronically disruptive behavior, the issue must be addressed at a higher level. When this is necessary, we will take the following steps to halt the behavior.
Our lead teachers are responsible for working out the situation with the child’s parent. However, the teacher involved will also include the school Director in any meeting involving potential discharge from the school.
Parents have the right to appeal to the director regarding any decision made by the child’s teacher. However, please keep in mind teachers will typically be acting under the Director’s guidance. A final appeal may be made to the school President.