Kids in the Grove staff believe that discipline should be taken in a more positive approach. Behavior that is acceptable should be praised and encouraged. This allows the child to feel good about themselves and their behavior. Asking a child to stop and think about his/her unpleasant behavior allows the child to teach themselves self-control. Our program policy assists children in using their words to talk out their problems or to use redirection to eliminate a conflict situation. We encourage children to express their feelings and work with each other to help each other feel good. Under NO circumstances will corporal punishment be used. No child will be subjected to ridicule, sarcasm, labeling or demoralizing.
The goals in our program are to:
- Demonstrate and encourage appropriate behavior.
- Encourage students to understand and follow program rules.
- Appropriate supervision of students always.
All staff will be proactive to effectively manage student's behavior. These steps include: Working with the families to help students develop their own way to managing their behavior. Always having age and ability appropriate activities and events available. Offering and teaching others to have positive feedback, praise and recognition. Establishing natural and logical consequences for the students.
Under the "Child Care Licensing Regulations Sec.27"; Staff will ensure that no child enrolled in a facility is, while under the care or supervision of the licensee: subjected to shoving, hitting, shaking, spanking or any form of corporal punishment, subjected to harsh, belittling or degrading treatment, whether verbal, emotional or physical, that would humiliate the child or undermine the child's self-respect. as a form of punishment, confined, physically restrained or kept, without adult supervision, apart from other children, and as a form of punishment, deprived of meals, snacks, rest or necessary use of a toilet.