Child Discipline Policy
At Angels & Cherubs, we see limit setting as part of a larger goal of positively guiding children toward self-direction through an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation. We do this by modeling desirable behavior—by listening when children communicate their thoughts, ideas and feelings; by encouraging children to participate in decision-making and conflict resolution at the level that they are capable; by explaining why a limit exists; and by encouraging children to participate in everything that concerns them and to do as much as they are capable of doing for themselves.
Limits provide children with the security they require to freely choose, explore and experiment. Unlimited freedom would put too much responsibility on children and encourage them to use too much energy to figure out boundaries instead of enjoying the freedom that limits provide.
And because limits are invisible boundaries that cannot be seen, young children need to feel limits to know that they exist.
Because words alone do not always convey a limit to
young children, we follow through on limit setting with an
When setting limits with children, we speak at their eye level and try to use positive direction.
We tell the child what it is they can do instead of what they cannot do.
We offer redirection and have multiples of the same item to avoid conflict
In no case will corporal punishment, ridicule, or retribution be used on a child.
Prohibition of Abuse, Neglect, Injurious Treatment
By law, every staff person employed by Angels & Cherubs Inc. is a state mandated reporter. This means we must report any suspected signs of neglect or abuse to Child Protective Services.
Here at Angels & Cherubs Early Learning Center, we have an open door policy. This means parents are free to visit the center, and their child, at any time during operating hours.
Authorized Release of Child.
No child will be released to any other adult besides those written on the emergency form.