How would you feel if your beloved little tot is corporally punished or humiliated in front of the class to make him/her behave properly?
Infuriated! Disgusted! Horrified!
You are right on all counts. As parents, we would feel the same way, too.
Gone are the days when misbehaving children are “ruled with an iron rod.”
For us at Baby Steps Daycare/Preschool, the kind and caring Daycare and Preschool provider in Forest Hills, New York, it’s a big no-no. In fact, it’s never heard of in any of our three campuses here in New York.
We do the complete opposite of the above. We employ positive reinforcement.
For you to appreciate our methods of discipline, please go through the following:
- The policy of the center is to forge learning skills and appropriate behavior by means of positive reinforcement, and to promote the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of the children by making them feel loved and appreciated.
- Corporal punishment, humiliation or frightening methods of control and discipline are not permitted under any circumstance. A child may not be deprived of food, rest or activity as a means of punishment. Punitive methods of getting a child to perform or achieve – including toilet-training – are forbidden.
- If a child is experiencing adjustment problems, she/he may be temporarily removed from the other children into an area, where she/he can be supervised and comforted individually by an adult. A child will not be allowed to hurt another child or to pose unnecessary discomfort to them.
- The center reserves the right to adjust the child’s schedule or grouping to better suit her/his needs. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to discuss any adjustment problems with the staff.
Additionally, all staff members of our daycare/preschool facility will receive a copy of this statement upon their employment. Also, copies of it will be posted in strategic places within the center and made available to parents.
Protect your dearly loved children from harm, humiliation and fear. Entrust them to us, the purveyor of positive reinforcement.
For your inquiries, suggestions and requests, please keep in touch with us in any of our three campuses, whichever is nearest your place. Contact details are likewise provided below:
Baby Steps Daycare / Preschool I
Forest Hills, New York 11375
Baby Steps Daycare / Preschool II
112-18 76th Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Baby Steps Daycare / Preschool III
64-11 Fleet Street
Rego Park, New York 11374
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