Behavior Guidance

Our primary way to help children learn proper behavior is to model good behavior as teachers. We also use the environment, which is the room arrangement and the schedule of activities, to help children conform to good behavior. If problem behaviors occur, children are redirected to another area of the room for other activities. If two or more children have a disagreement, a teacher talks them through a solution to their difficulty. Sometimes a child is asked to move to another place in the room to play and to stay there until they can rejoin the activity with positive interaction or until the teacher can talk through the situation. A more detailed behavior guidance plan may be worked out by teachers in cooperation with parents if a problem behavior persists.