The staff use positive methods of discipline that encourage self-control, self-esteem, and cooperation.
When warranted, staff will intervene in a positive, non-threatening manner. Children are encouraged to develop their own solutions and will be given guidance to develop successful alternative behavior patterns.
At the sole discretion of the site supervisor or coordinator, a serious disciplinary problem exists whenever a child inflicts physical or emotional harm on other children, physically abuses staff, or otherwise refuses or consistently proves unable to conform to the rules and guidelines of the program. If a child has a chronic behavior problem the staff will work for a time with both the child and the parents. However, we reserve the right to suspend and/or disenroll any child who is unable to conform to the rules and guidelines of the program. All children are expected to be able to function behaviorally within the parameters of a staff to child ratio of 1:13.
Our Child Care staff adhere to the guidelines of the State of Michigan for Child Care Centers.