Child Discipline Policy
Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education Centre will ensure that child discipline methods utilized in the program are communicated to:
- Parents: At the time of enrollment parents will be provided with an orientation to the programs policies and receive an information package which includes the Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education Centre Child Discipline Policy.
- Staff: At the time of employment all staff members will receive an orientation to policies and procedures and receive a Human Resource Manual with includes the Maple Leaf Daycare, Preschool & Education Centre Child Discipline Policy.
- Children: Program staff, with input from children will set clear limits for acceptable and unacceptable behavior and enforce them with rational explanations in a climate of mutual respect and caring.
Effective discipline fosters safe, acceptable and appropriate behaviour in the child. The goal is to first protect the child from danger and then to help the child learn self-discipline, to develop a healthy conscience and internal sense of responsibility and control. Nurturing and responsive relationships are the foundation on which everything else is built. Our educators have the responsibility to create an emotionally secure environment which supports healthy child development.