Our success is to see our children disciplined through love, consistency and positive reinforcement. The children at KKCCLC are often explained the rules of the child care, so they are all familiar with the guidelines. Please keep in mind that there will be disagreements between children. Young children— especially, who are not adapted at communication; have a hard time expressing their feelings. Sometimes they hit or throw toys, and/or throw tantrums to express their feelings. This behavior is normal in most cases.
The following strategies and techniques will be used for the positive behavior
- Set children up for success Develop routines, schedules and planned activities with a back-up so children are involved in constructive activities and interacting positively.
- Establish simple, clear, consistent rules Simplicity and consistency are key elements to preschool children learning appropriate behavior.
- Offer limited choices Offering a few choices is a good way to teach decision-making, while allowing children input into their day.
- Ignore negative attention-seeking behaviors.When you address negative attention-seeking behaviors, you are rewarding these behaviors, and they will only continue.
- Reinforce positive behavior Give lots of attention to children who are behaving in ways that are appropriate.
- Redirect Create another activity or event to draw a child’s attention away from inappropriate behavior.
- Offer alternatives to undesirable behaviors Model appropriate behaviors such as negotiating for a toy instead of grabbing it.
- Reward children for achieving When a young child has several triumphs at changing a behavior, take a moment to tell the child that you noticed the change. When a young child makes an effort to do the right thing, recognize the effort with a kin
If I feel there is a chronic behavioral issue that needs attention, we will let you know so that you and the class teacher can work together to handle it in the same way and your child has continuity in discipline between our homes. These types of behavior might include such things as biting, use of bad words, chronic hitting, etc. Together, we will try to find a solution. You may be called to remove your child if his/her behavior prevents the teacher from being able to properly care for the other children. If problem continues, other arrangements for the care of the child will have to be made, for the safety and well-being of all. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES there will be any spanking, physical abuse, verbal abuse, name calling or isolation used. Neither food nor sleep will ever be withheld from children as a means of punishment.