The approach to guidance at the center is a positive one which encourages self-control, self-esteem, and cooperation. Smooth, healthy functioning of the group requires rules which are consistent, clearly defined, and developmentally appropriate.
We use preventive discipline techniques such as suitable program planning, positive verbal communications, and the setting of an appropriate emotional tone in the classroom. The best motivation for encouraging positive behavior is modeling appropriate conduct, praising behavior, high expectations, and the child’s own inner satisfaction.
Staff will avoid the use of competitive situations, comparative remarks, threats, physical punishment, shaming, or labeling children. At no time will spanking, shaking, hitting, or slapping be allowed. Children will not be deprived of meals, snacks, rest or necessary toilet use as a means of punishment, nor will any child be confined in an enclosed area. Each child will be cared for and disciplinary techniques will be used which are appropriate to the age level of the child and which foster positive self esteem and encourage the eventual internalization of self-control. When a child misbehaves he/she will be redirected to another activity. A discussion between child and staff will help the child to learn why his/her behavior was inappropriate. Occasionally a child may be removed from the immediate situation (time out) until he/she is able to gain control. Time out will not be used with children under the age of 3.
If a school-age child is suspended from their school, they will not be allowed to utilize the center for child care for that day/days.
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- Child's History (pdf)
- Authorization Form (pdf)
- Enrollment Agreement (pdf)
- General Liability Waiver (pdf)
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Your skin is an organ
This one just intrigued me!
The average human body contains enough iron to make a small nail
Hmmm, not sure what to say about this, but kind of cool.
Gardening is said to be one of the best exercises for bone health
We knew Grandma was right on. Plant a flower or vegetable garden!
Your heart pumps 2,000 gallons of blood each day
That heart sure does a lot of work. Keep it healthy with aerobic exercises.
Deep breathing gives you health benefits similar to aerobics
Slow down. Take a deep breath. But, don’t forget to do aerobics to make your heart strong.
25% of your bones are located in your feet
Take care of your feet, wear socks that pull moisture away and make sure your shoes aren’t worn out.
Each human nostril registers smells differently
Smells in the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons a day
Whew, no wonder we go through so many towels at the Y!
The heart pumps about 1 million barrels of blood during an average lifetime
Wow, the heart sure gets a great workout. Make sure to keep it healthy by taking a walk or run today.
Diets are a part of life
Take a healthy approach and combine exercise with healthy eating and you’ll do all right.
Apples are more effective than caffeine at waking you up in the morning
They said an apple a day keeps the doctor away, now one more reason to start the day with an apple.
The beat goes on…
During a typical human life span, the human heart will beat approximately 2.5 billion times.
The average human body contains enough fat to make seven bars of soap
Yikes, that is kind of disgusting, but interesting.
The right lung takes more air in than the left
Take a deep breath, fill your lungs and relax – you earned it!
It takes about twenty seconds for a red blood cell to circle the whole body
Faster than a speeding bullet!
Each pound above your ideal weight lowers your life expectancy by 34 days
So, manage your weight through healthy eating & exercise. Our fitness coaches can help you!
There are 206 bones in the human body
Keep them strong with strength training exercises and healthy eating.
The most pushups ever performed in 1 day was 46,001
Want to learn how to do the perfect pushup, ask any of our fitness coaches for show and tell.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV
Turn off the TV, take a walk, and then go to sleep – think how many calories you will burn.