TLC seeks to foster a caring environment in the classroom that is conducive to the education of all children present. It is very important a child's development is nurtured through caring, patience, and understanding. However, while caring for your children, we may have to respond to your child's misbehavior. Hitting, kicking, spitting, hostile verbal behavior, and other behaviors which will hurt another child are not permitted.
In response to misbehavior, we will:
- Respect the child
- Establish clear rules and be consistent in enforcing rules
- Remove the child from the situation and talk to him or her about the behavior
- Use positive language to explain desired behavior
- Speak calmly while bending down to your child's eye level
- Redirect your child to a new activity
- If the behavior continues, the child can sit with the Director until they calm down.
- If the child cannot calm down after a reasonable amount of time, the parents will be called.
In response to these behaviors, we will not use:
- Threats or bribes
- Physical punishment, even if requested by the parent
- Deprive your child of food or other basic needs
- Humiliation or isolation
Recurring disciplinary problems will be addressed with parents and documented in the child's record. In extreme cases, a child who is habitually disruptive to the class and whose behavior has not improved satisfactorily may be suspended or expelled from the school for the remainder of the school year.
As a parent, you may have some concerns or wish to offer suggestions. Using the lines below, we may modify the above plan with agreed-upon suggestions.