The PSRC Title I Pre-K program follows the positive discipline practices established by North Carolina’s Division of Child Development Early Education, (Child Care Handbook Chapter 11, Resource 1). Praise and positive comments are good ways to manage behavior of children. When children receive positive comments, they develop good self-concepts, they learn to solve problems, and they develop values.

Therefore, the discipline practices do not allow:

  • spanking, shaking, biting, pinching, pushing, pulling, slapping, or otherwise physically punishing your child,

  • making fun of, yelling at, threatening, making sarcastic remarks about, using profanity, or otherwise abusing your child,

  • shaming or punishing your child when a bathroom accident occurs,

  • denying food or rest as punishment, or relating discipline to eating, resting, or sleeping,

  • leaving your child alone, unattended, or without supervision, or

  • placing your child in locked rooms, closets, or boxes as punishment,

  • allowing discipline of your child by other children,

  • criticizing, making fun of, or otherwise belittling parents, families, or ethnic groups.

To promote positive behavior, the teachers will use the following guidance procedures:

  • praising, rewarding, and encouraging your child,

  • reasoning with and setting limits for your child; modeling appropriate behavior for your child,

  • modifying the classroom environment to attempt to prevent problems before they occur,

  • listening to your child and providing alternatives for inappropriate behavior to your child,

  • providing your child with natural and logical consequences of his/her behaviors,

  • treating your child as a person, and respecting his/her needs, desires and feelings,

  • ignoring minor misbehaviors, and explaining things to your child on his/her level,

  • using short supervised periods of time-out sparingly,

  • staying consistent in the behavior management program, and using effective guidance practices.