Children’s Classroom Disciplinary Procedures & Policies

Proverbs 10:17 tells us “He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.”

It is our desire for the children in our care to grow up to be the salt and light in the world, showing the way to live and not lead others astray!

The following behaviors are considered disruptive and requires a call to the parent to come and pick up the child:

  • Child requires constant attention from the staff (including constant crying in excess of 10 minutes.)
  • Inflicts physical or emotional harm on other children, adults, or self, such as deliberate biting, hitting, pushing, kicking, screaming, or verbal abuse.
  • Consistently disobeys the rules of the classroom and has already been in time- out that same day.

No child is subjected to corporal punishment or physical discipline at any time. Discipline shall never be related to food, rest, or toileting.

We DoWe Do NOT
Praise, reward, and encourage the children.Spank, shake, bite, pinch, push, pull, slap or otherwise physically punish the child.
Reason with and set limits for the children.Make fun of, yell at, threaten, make sarcastic remarks about, use profanity, or otherwise verbally abuse the children.
Model appropriate behavior for the children, including grace and mercy as given to us by God.Do not shame or punish the children when bathroom accidents occur.
Modify the classroom environment to attempt to prevent problems before they occur. Deny food or rest as punishment.
Listen to the children.Relate discipline to eating, resting, or sleeping.
Provide alternatives for inappropriate behavior to the children.Leave the children alone, unattended or without supervision.
Provide the children with natural and logical consequences of their behaviors. Allow discipline of children by children.
Treat the children as people and respect their needs, desires, and feelings. Criticize, make fun of, or otherwise belittle children’s parents, families, or ethnic groups.
Ignore minor misbehaviors.
Explain things to the children on their levels.
Use short supervised periods of “time out”.
Try to stay consistent in our behavior management program.