No child attending The Learning Curve Pre-School will be disciplined by means of corporal punishment. We encourage positive redirection. Positive discipline teaches children where limits are set, how to maintain control of their bodies, and how to problem solve in the event of a conflict. We encourage children to empathize with one another’s feelings and see the results of their actions. We discourage inappropriate behavior. We use positive re-enforcement. “Time Out” is our last resort. Any child that is put in time out is always supervised by a teacher and shall remain in time out only 1 minute per age of the child. When time out is over, it is explained to the child why time out occurred and what correct behavior is expected. No child is subjected to corporal punishment or physical discipline at any time. Discipline shall never be related to food, rest, or toileting.
We will make every effort to work with parents of children having difficulties in child care. Behavior of children which disrupts normal classroom group activities on a frequent or extended basis may indicate physical or emotional problems requiring attention of a processional specialist. The teacher and/or Director, with parental consent, will take the necessary steps to refer the child to the necessary professional specialist.