discipline & Safety

The purpose of discipline is to help children learn ways of behaving that are acceptable to themselves and others.  With very young children, this usually means setting limits for their safety, the safety of others, and the safety of property.  

Young children need to be reassured that the people who care for them will guide and protect them.  All behavior has a reason, and it is part of our behavior management to find out the cause of the behavior before setting a program to help a child deal with those difficult times. Our schedule and activities are planned in order to prevent behavior problems and to recognize the unique needs of the young child.  

When behavior issues do occur, we will access the cause of the problem and gain help, support, and advice from the parents.  Discipline is primarily the responsibility of the classroom teacher with the support and counseling of the administration.   

  • Classroom Management

    Teachers facilitate the development of self-control in children by using positive guidance techniques such as modeling and encouraging expected behavior, redirecting children to a more acceptable activity, and setting clear limits for the benefit and safety of all children.  We strive to provide gentle guidance along with appropriate limits.  

    Under NO circumstances will physical punishments be used.

    Aggressive physical behavior towards staff and children is unacceptable, and teachers will intervene immediately when a child becomes physically aggressive and encourage more acceptable behavior.   "Time out" (removal of a child from an activity or the group) or removal of privileges, when used sparingly, are considered to be appropriate disciplinary methods.  With all discipline and incidents, parents are informed throughout the process.  

  • Licensing Practices

    Our preschool is registered with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services, and we follow all their guidelines on staff training (including child CPR certifications), class sizes, and licensing requirements.  The safety of your children while in our care is an ultimate priority for us!  We realize how important it is for you to trust us with their care, and it is a great honor for us to partner with you in raising them.  

  • School Drills

    The children and staff participate in monthly exercises to keep them safe in case of fire, severe weather, or lockdown needs.