Discipline is defined as "the practice or methods of teaching and enforcing acceptable patterns of behavior." I believe that a proper approach to discipline involves teaching children to make good choices while developing their self-esteem and empathy for others. However, in the event that a child's behavior needs to be corrected further, the following techniques will be used:

1. Explain why the behavior is not acceptable and provide better choices

2. Redirection to another activity

3. "Take a break" (Time-out) from all activities and a note on Daily Sheet

4. Parent Conference

5. Termination of care (extreme cases)