Discipline at SYC is treated in a positive and loving manner. We feel that if the environment is structured in a developmentally appropriate way, then you cut down on discipline problems and the children can explore their environment in a joyful and relaxed style. When children are allowed to make choices it empowers them to be independent and have a higher level of self-confidence. When positive choices are modeled everyday it gives them the ability to make good decisions.
We always want the children to be empowered so when a behavior needs to be corrected we follow a 5-step process that moves from minimum teacher power to maximum teacher power.