The safety of all children is Wonder Years' priority.
Respect for other people and their property is required.
A Child self-image must be protected at all times, and
it is made clear that it is the child' s behavior and
not the child himself/herself that is in question.
Students are asked to explore alternative behavior. They
are also asked to examine the effects of their behavior
on others, to help them develop a sense of
responsibility for their actions and to develop further
consideration for others. The Teacher, often with the
help of the parent(s) handles a disciplinary problem.
The following guidelines will be used, in accordance
with EEC and Wonder Years:
Age appropriate classroom rules will be established in
each room. Teachers will be kind but firm in upholding
All children will participate in reviewing the classroom
rules and will discuss appropriate behavior with the
Teacher daily. Teacher will encourage the children to
solve their own personal problems and praise them for
A three step process shall be used when setting limits
1. Discussion and warning
2. Reminder of discussion, second warning and
explanation of consequences, if a third step is needed.
3. Reminder of step 2 and then follow through with the
* Time-out will be used at the discretion of either the
Teacher or the child if the situation becomes
overwhelming. Time-out is age appropriate and never more
than five minutes.
(e.g. 2 years ' 2 min) The use of time out should be
very limited. A time- out is an opportunity for a child
who is out of control and at risk of harming
himself/herself or others, to calm down and gain control
once again. A time- out is never to be used as a
punishment. A time-out shall never be demeaning (
forcing a child to sit in a corner or put his head
down). Again, it is an opportunity to gain control of
oneself, so that the child and adult can discuss the
situation and a more appropriate action may be taken.
No child shall be subjected to cruel or severe
punishment, humiliation of verbal abuse.
Corporal punishment shall not be used.
No child will be denied food as punishment.
No child will be punished for soiling, wetting or not
using the toilet
When dealing with younger children, our Teachers use the
Often Teachers will distract or divert the child's
attention from inappropriate behavior.
The child is given a choice of two appropriate actions
The younger child is helped in recognizing others
feelings. The Teacher stresses the importance of words
when working out their problems. The Teacher will often
model the appropriate responses for their children
In support of our efforts to provide a safe and peaceful
environment, we ask that parents do not allow their
children to bring in toys of violence, such as gun and
We advice parents to monitor their child's TV programs
at home as many children re- enact the violent scenes
they see on TV such as hitting, punching, kicking etc.
They do not always understand that these actions can
hurt their playmates