Our Center

 

  At SLC we believe learning starts at a young age and it’s crucial in every child’s growth and development, that is why we make learning fun with “hands-on” experiences!

  • Bible lessons & daily prayer
  • Weekly Chapel
  • All staff CPR & First Aid certified
  • Security doors with personal family codes
  • Field trips to support curriculum
  • Lunch, morning & afternoon snack provided daily
  • Extracurricular activities offered such as Soccer Shots, Dance, Stretch & Grow, and Roller Skating

Discipline Policy

Praise and positive reinforcement are effective methods of behavior management of children. When children receive positive, nonviolent, and understanding interactions from adults and others, they develop good self-concepts, problem solving abilities, and self-discipline. Based on this belief, Sonshine Learning Center uses a positive approach to discipline and practices the following discipline and behavior management techniques.

 

We do

  • Communicate to children using positive statements

  • Communicate with children on their level

  • Talk with children in a calm, quiet manner

  • Explain unacceptable behavior to children

  • Give attention to children for positive behavior

  • Praise and encourage the children

  • Reason with and set limits for the children

  • Apply rules consistently

  • Model appropriate behavior

  • Set up the classroom environment to prevent problems

  • Provide alternatives and redirect children to acceptable activity

  • Give children opportunities to make choices and solve problems

  • Help children talk out problems and think of solutions

  • Listen to children and respect the children’s needs, desires, and feelings

  • Provide appropriate words to help solve conflicts

  • Use storybooks and discussion to work through common conflicts

 

We do not

  • Inflict corporal punishment in any manner upon a child

  • Use any strategy that hurts, shames, or belittles a child

  • Use any strategy that threatens, intimidates, or forces a child

  • Use food as a form of reward or punishment

  • Use or withhold physical activity as a punishment

  • Shame or punish a child if a bathroom accident occurs

  • Embarrass any child in front of others

  • Compare children

  • Place children in a locked and/or dark room

  • Leave any child alone, unattended, or without supervision

  • Allow discipline of a child by other children

  • Criticize, make fun of, or otherwise belittle a child’s parents, families, or ethnic groups