The educators provide positive, consistent guidance based on the children’s individual needs and development. We emphasize positive social interactions between all members (adult and child) of our school community by:
- Thinking about the needs of others
- Listening to each other
- Respecting each other
- Telling people how we feel and
- Taking care of each other
- Creating our own classroom rules as groups and renewing them regularly
The environment, schedule, and routine of the classrooms have been carefully arranged to allow children to function easily and safely within understandable boundaries and will consider:
- The children’s interests, needs, and abilities
- A balance of both active and quiet time and
- A consistent yet flexible routine
The educators will
- Recognize children and their positive behaviors and actions in a positive way
- Be aware of children’s activities at all times and try to intervene before a problem arises
- Will offer support, guidance and alternatives to children who need assistance
- Intervene as needed in the form of redirection
- Assist children in the process of problem solving
- Will allow children to come to their own solutions
Each classroom will provide a quiet space to help children regain self-control and a child may rejoin the group when they feel ready. No child will ever be isolated or left unattended. Our focus is always on meeting the needs and interests of each and every child.
Families can assist in creating a consistent and expected routine by following the rules of the school as noted above. For your child’s safety, we ask that you follow these rules, too, at pick up and drop off. When home and school both agree and act consistently, children respect and understand the rules.
- Walking not running in the halls, stairwells or on the paths outside the building.
- Adults only open doors and gates both inside and outside.
- Staying off of the front lawn, using only our school door, holding hands in the parking lot.
- Playing in the classrooms and playground only when an educator is present.
The school prohibits:
- Spanking or other corporal punishment of children
- Subjecting children to cruel or severe punishment such as humiliation, verbal or physical abuse, neglect, or abusive treatment
- Depriving children of meals or snacks
- Force feeding children
- Disciplining a child for soiling, wetting, or not using the toilet
- Forcing a child to remain in soiled clothing
- Forcing a child to remain on the toilet or using any other unusual or excessive practices for toileting.