Second Presbyterian Preschool considers discipline to be part of the educational experience for the child. We believe that each child needs to develop the skills to be self-disciplined. The teachers provide children with consistency, choices with safe boundaries, and skills and language to express needs, feelings, and emotions through appropriate behavior in a safe, nurturing, and positive environment. Positive methods of discipline are used to encourage self-direction, and cooperation. Teachers use redirection, logical consequences, and conversation with the child to help achieve the acceptable behaviors. Second Presbyterian Preschool does not allow, under any circumstances, punitive and/or physical punishment administered to any child and does not use “time-out”.
Second Presbyterian Preschool partners with Dr. Becky Bailey’s approach, “Conscious Discipline” as a comprehensive classroom management tool and to guide social/emotional curriculum. This research based program is based on current brain research, child development information, and developmentally appropriate practices.