About Us >> Discipline Policy
The word discipline comes from the Old French and Latin meaning to teach and learn. It can also indicate a field of study, training, that corrects or molds etc.
Here at Rhymes and Reasons we use Positive reinforcement. We love catching the children doing something good!
We will give the children a clear explanation of what is expected of them. We will give gentle reminders throughout the day.
When a child misbehaves we will try and explain to them what they are doing wrong. We will work with the child in rectifying the situation. Our goal is to teach the child to resolve conflicts on their own. If unacceptable behavior persists we will try redirection. We do use “time out” but only as a last resort. Time out will never be more than one minute per age. If children are separated from group they will be supervised.
The staff also models appropriate behavior. Children learn primarily by example.
Rhymes & Reasons NEVER uses corporal punishment. We do not yell, hit, or hurt the children in any way. We no not ridicule or withhold food or water. Children are never disciplined for failure to eat, sleep, or soiling themselves. Children are not asked to stay silent for lengthy periods.
Any behavior problems will be discussed with the parents/guardians.