Pitter Patter Dayhome

West Edmonton, AB

GUIDANCE POLICY

Guidance is used to teach a child, not as a punishment. I achieve this through love, consistency, and firmness. I stress two main patterns of behaviour: respect for other people and respect for property. The children are explained the rules of the child care home frequently, so they are all familiar with the guidelines.

GUIDELINES (HOUSE RULES)

-Walking feet

-Friendly words

-Inside voices

-Gentle hands

-Manners

-Listening ears

-Sharing

-Respect for toys

-Respect for furniture

-Respect for each other

The following strategies are used to help prevent unacceptable behaviour from occurring and will be used throughout the day.

-Establish clear, consistent and simple limits/rules.

-Encourage children to solve problems themselves.

-Intervention, Discussion, Re-direction to another play area.

-Loss of privileges, Logical consequences.

-Time out/Quiet time