Children have the right to explore in a comfortable, stimulating, non-sexist, non-racist, multicultural environment that encourages their democratic freedoms within the confines of clearly defined limits.
These limits are to be administered by caring, qualified staff members who are both aware and capable of fostering growth in all areas of development.
Parents have the right to actively participate in forming policies, which empowers all parties directly involved with the Preschool to create a viable centre that services their needs.
Staff has the right to:
Respect, support, understanding and encouragement from all those concerned
Clearly defined personnel policies and procedures
Direct input into making decisions
Opportunities for program planning
We follow the "Guidance and Discipline with Young Children" guide provided by the Ministry of Health.
Establish clear, consistent, and simple limits.
State straightforward explanations for limits
Eg: "The sand needs to stay down low so it doesn't go in other's eyes."
State limits in a positive way
Focus on behavior, rather than the child
Gain child's attention in a respectful way
Use proximity and touch to help a child regain control