Our Child Guidance Goals are to help children:
Be safe with themselves and others
feel good about themselves
develop self control and ability to express their feelings
become more independent
balance their needs and wants with those of others
learn new problem-solving skills, including non-violent conflict resolution
learn about conservation-using equipment, materials in a caring appropriate way
use kind words when speaking to peers and adults.
Sunny Sky and Rainbows operates on the premise that young children are never "bad". Young children lack the skills needed to comply with the world's demands, so they sometimes turn to inappropriate behavior patterns.
Discipline techniques such as setting consistent, reasonable and positive age-appropriate expectations, offering choices to children and providing opportunities for children to verbalize their feelings are used at Sunny Sky and Rainbows. All rules and expectations are stated clearly and are geared to the specific developmental level. Children are encouraged to help establish the rules, policies and consequences of the classroom.