Kids' Zone practices assertive discipline. We encourage good behavior and give praises when we see that in each child. However, there are times when unacceptable behavior must be followed with a brief "time out." Continued behavior of that type will be brought to the parent's attention so that both Kids' Zone and the parents can work together for the desired behavior and outcome of the situation. Discipline involves training and teaching.
Discipline must be:
Individual and consistent for each child
Appropriate to the child's level of understanding
Directed towards teaching the child acceptable behavior and self-control
A caregiver may only use positive methods of discipline and guidance that encourage self-esteem, self-control, and self-direction, which include at least the following:
Using praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon unacceptable behavior
Reminding a child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements
Using brief supervised separation or time out from the group, when appropriate for the child's age and development, which is limited to no more than one minute per year of the child's age.
There must be no harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment of any child.
If a child is repeatedly unable to adhere to Kids' Zone set of rules, and all other options have been explored, the child will be removed from enrollment. Kids' Zone has the right to dismiss a child from enrollment at any time.