Students must be in good standing with their elementary school to attend the program. The emphasis of our discipline policy is to assist a child in learning to develop inner control of his/her own behavior. In order to achieve this purpose, we will use the following guidelines:
1. Make the child aware of behavioral expectations.
2. Allow the child to accept the consequences of his/her behavior. This is done through the use of time-out, positive reinforcement, and the discussion of the inappropriate behavior.
The above approach is successful in dealing with discipline problems involving the majority of children. Every effort will be made to modify inappropriate behavior by using these procedures, as well as through parent communication and involvement.
Student Conduct Policy
In the event that a student’s behavior is disruptive, harmful or negative to the extent that it is detrimental to other students, program or staff, formal (written) documentation will be done and shared with parents, the program director and staff members who have contact with the student. A plan for handling future misbehavior will be discussed between staff, parents and student (if appropriate to do so). The plan may include behavior modification, positive reinforcement or redirection methods.
If another infraction occurs, documentation will be done and the program director will contact parents to discuss the necessary requirements for continuing in the program.
A third infraction requiring written documentation will result in dismissal from the program.
If we feel that a child is not adjusting to the program, we will advise you and suggest other options. We will try to give you a two-week notice to find alternative care. But sometimes it is better for all concerned if a child is dropped immediately. The Child Care Director maintains the right to dismiss from the program any child that exhibits disruptive or inappropriate behavior that interferes with the quality and/or success of the program.