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Small Beginnings Preschool
* Great things come from small beginnings *
Since 1992
GUIDANCE & DISCIPLINE

WE USE POSITIVE GUIDANCE AND DISCIPLINE TECHNIQUES WHICH INCLUDE:
  • Setting reasonable and fair limits, clearly stating these limits along with
    expectations of desired behaviours.
  • Guiding and encouraging children to use words, rather than physical means to
    express their feelings and resolve conflicts.
  • Redirection (ie; changing the circumstances which are causing unwanted
    behaviour).
  • Reinforcing positive behaviour and ignoring negative behaviour when appropriate
    to do so.
  • Offering simple, safe choices and letting the children experience the logical
    consequence of their choice.

Children feel a sense of comfort and trust when they know that the teacher is there to
protect, guide and help them. When children learn that the teacher is willing to listen
and respond in a fair and supportive manner, their security and control increases.
Occasionally a teacher may need to step in to assist or remove a child from a situation
he cannot handle. The child is always assured that he can try again as soon as he is
ready.

OUR LIMITS:
  • Walking feet and inside voices are used in the classroom.
  • Equipment and supplies must be used in an appropriate manner.
  • Children are not allowed to intentionally hurt others or themselves.