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Discipline Philosophy:
Proper discipline is a 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:
  • When a child is displays unacceptable behavior,  teacher(s) will use the method of  removing the child to a quiet room/area to calm down.  The child will be supervised within the quiet area/room.
  • 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 misbehaved.  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 solving/conflict resolution skills.
  • Teachers will help students discuss emotions and express feelings.
  • Teachers will instill sense of responsibility in children.
  • Teachers will set limits which involves explanations, discussions and repetition.
  • Teachers will discourage misbehavior firmly but fairly, logically and consistently.
When discipline techniques fail...
  • If the child repeatedly 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 environment.
  •  For the extreme violent and 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 documents 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 others in program.

California State law on Discipline:
There will be "No Corporal Punishment used within the school grounds.  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 must not be associated with food rest isolation for illness or toilet training.  Child Abuse is considered a reportable offense and can be either a felony or a misdemeanor.  Failure to report includes penalties 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 for Children."
1.  Y.M.C.A.  (647-7576)
2.  Planned Parenthood (441-5454)
3.  S.F.  Police Dept.  (553-1321)