Approach to Discipline

At First Steps Preschool, we are interested in nurturing a thoughtful, considerate child that is concerned with other students, environment and a child that feels secure and in control. We use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior.

We have a consistent routine and structured day for the children. Children need to know what is expected of them, so communication is important. We implement age- appropriate strategies including positive reinforcement and by setting good examples.

A child that is misbehaving will be positively re-directed first, and then moved to another activity if needed, to return when they can behave properly. We encourage interchange and talk about consequences with the child. If the problem continues, they are removed to a separate area and given a time-out for 2-5 minutes to regain control.

Continued problems and/or anger/aggressive behaviors may result in a parent conference and/or a behavior plan to be implemented. Only in extreme cases will a parent be asked to withdrawal their child.