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What is often referred to as discipline, we here at SSDS view as a key part of our curriculum. Helping young children develop the skills to behave in both a developmentally and socially appropriate manner is a key piece of our work as educators. We believe that every child deserves to be seen in the highest possible regard and adults are responsible for actively supporting their needs. Every behavior is a message. When challenging behaviors arise, the adults must work together to figure out what isn’t working for the child and how we can help.
When a child’s behavior warrants further observation, SSDS will work with early childhood specialists (including occupational therapists & speech and language pathologists), collaborating with our school while observing individual children (with parent permission) and/or entire classrooms.