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Behavior Management

  • We always make eye contact when speaking to a child

  • We are firm but kind

  • We set direct and simple limits

  • We are always aware of our language and tone

  • To reward appropriate behavior

  • We start the day reviewing classrooms rules.

  • If a child is involved in a temper tantrum he or she we be allow do so.

  • A staff member will stay with the child and continue to speak in a calm and kind tone to the child.

  • A parent will be contacted if the child does not calm down

  • We will remove and distract a child from the situation

  • We will use a time-out as last resource. Time out will be a minute per age no more than four minutes.

First Step will never
  • Use verbal abuse or corporal punishment

  • Deny food or drink to a child for punishment

  • Punish a child for soiling or wetting clothes

  • Use physical restraint

  • Isolate a child

  • First Step will always encourage positive reinforcement

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