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Child Management Behavior Policy

Date: October 23, 2013 Author: BK Tots Categories: Administration, Policies


We in Brooklyn Tots Academy recognize the importance of promoting acceptable behavior and methods of discipline within the childcare setting. We believe that all children have the right to expect positive approaches to discipline, which foster self-esteem, respect, tolerance and self-control. Behaviors which injure people either emotionally or physically or damage property are real problems for adults/staff and the other children must be dealt with in an appropriate manner. By promoting these beliefs Brooklyn Tots Academy will endeavor to ensure the group is safe, fair and considerate to all.

Our aims:

  • To Promote self-discipline.
  • To develop within each child an appreciation of others and their feelings.
  • To increase children understands of the consequences of their behavior on others and themselves.
  • To encourage the child’s ability to socialize and get along with others.
  • To reinforce the positive and discourage the negative behavior.

We will do this by:


We will praise and encourage the positive behaviors so that qualities such as kindness, thoughtfulness, tolerance, perseverance and concentration are appreciated and acknowledged.


We will reason and discuss with the child why they should or should not do something. This should help them to relate the behavior to the consequences.


We will endeavor to phrase directions, as far as possible, in a clear and positive manner. For example instead of saying ‘don’t’ we will endeavor to explain why they should not do something.


We will endeavor to set out Brooklyn Tots Academy in such a way to promote positive child behavior and reduce the possibility of problems occurring by:

  • Allowing enough space around each activity.
  • Having each area clearly defined.
  • Allowing access to a range and choice of equipment.
  • Providing appropriate materials at each activity.
  • Providing activities that require co-operation rather than competition. This should promote qualities such as turn-taking, sharing, trust and compromise.
  • Providing a range of stimulating activities, which will require concentration and perseverance.


We will set rules in Brooklyn Tots Academy for the children, which are basic and simple and give an explanation as to why we have these rules. For example no hitting-because it hurts and we wouldn’t like someone to hit us etc…


We will apply these rules consistently and fairly. This will be done by:

  • Informing the children of the rules.
  • Informing the children why we have the rules.
  • Informing the staff of the rules and how to apply them.
  • Informing the parents of the rules.


We expect the staff to set a positive example to the children by:

  • Regularly examining their own conduct.
  • Listening carefully to children and value what they have to say.
  • Give the children clear and consistent explanations of the limits required in the setting.
  • Ensure that children do not receive attention for inappropriate behavior.
  • Allow children to express choices.
  • Acknowledge children’s feelings and encourage them to express them verbally or creatively.
  • Adhering to the rules of the group.
  • Respecting the children and adults in the group.
  • Being mannerly.
  • Remembering that children learn by example.


We value the partnership with parents in Brooklyn Tots Academy and will endeavor to inform and discuss with them on these matters.