Discipline at Peppermint Stick Children’s Center is positive and is to be handled in the following manner:
Our goal is to build a positive self-concept in each child. Future success in school and life depends upon being able to handle various social situations and interactions. We believe that our attitudes will be a great influence on the children.
Each head teacher will be responsible for handling problem situations within his or her classroom. If the problems persist, the director will be notified. The following steps are to be followed when trying to help a child handle a difficult situation. These items will be more effective if also practiced at home:
If the behavior of a child continues to jeopardize the safety of him/herself, the other children, or the equipment, the child should be removed from that situation and brought to a calming place where there can be a redirection of activities.
If a child misuses equipment, the child will be told that he/she cannot use the equipment until it can be properly used.
Peppermint Stick Children’s Center reserves the right to handle disciplinary matters on a case by case basis depending upon the severity of the offence and the needs of the school at the particular time. Discipline may range from any of the above to disenrollment according to the policy.