very important part of children's growth.
A good discipline will encourage appropriate behavior, promote harmony
among people, self reliance, responsibility, build self-esteem and
instill a lifelong sense of self discipline.
discipline techniques fail...
- When a child is displays unacceptable behavior,
will use the method of removing the child to a quiet room/area to
calm down. The child will be supervised within the quiet
- Teacher(s) will then talk with child when he/she is calmed
down. Teacher may offer the child some water to show care,
understanding and willingness to help child solve problems.
- Teachers will discuss with the child why he/she
Teacher will encourage child to talk about his/her feelings.
- Teachers will let the child know that he/she is not being
punished and should not have shameful feelings.
- Teachers will encourage positive behavior in all aspects.
- Teachers will listen and try to understand the children.
- Teachers will reward good behavior.
- Teachers will promote independence and problem
- Teachers will help students discuss emotions and express
- Teachers will instill sense of responsibility in children.
- Teachers will set limits which involves explanations,
- Teachers will discourage misbehavior firmly but fairly,
- If the child
disruptive and/or violent towards other children, the teacher
will document the behavior by listing dates and incidents in
writing. The school director will review the situation and then
decide whether to arrange for parents to stay and observe the child in
the classroom during the school day if possible. During the
observation, parents will have a better understanding of the child's
situation and may be able to help the child better adjust to the school
- For the extreme
problem child, referral to an appropriate agency
may occur. The director will conference and strategize with
parents to better accommodate child's needs. However, should violence
continue to occur, director will give warning of possible
dismissal of the child from the program.
- The child’s behavior
and two weeks notice of dismissal will be given to the parent. The two weeks will not be allowed when
behavior persists at a level which could lead to injury to the child or
California State law on
There will be "No Corporal Punishment used within the school
California state law allows no physical punishment by child care
providers and limits methods of discipline. The law states
(California Administrative Code, Title 22, Sections 31240 (d):
Constructive methods must be used for maintaining group control and
handling individual behavior. Corporal punishment and other
humiliation or frightening techniques are prohibited. Punishment
not be associated with food rest isolation for illness or toilet
training. Child Abuse is considered a reportable offense and can
either a felony or a misdemeanor. Failure to report includes
up to $ 500.00 or 6 moths in jail. Under the law, the child care
program has ongoing obligation to submit fingerprints for criminal
records on new employees. Once a year, the school should obtain
information programs on child abuse detection and preventions for all
staff. The following organizations have a program with "Self Help
1. Y.M.C.A. (647-7576)
2. Planned Parenthood (441-5454)
3. S.F. Police Dept. (553-1321)