It is important that children settle in well to the centre and are happy members of the group. Children may settle in quickly or take a little longer to feel completely secure in the new environment.
Staff assist this process with one-on-one attention, being affectionate, distraction using toys/activities, peer friendships and by observing the child’s preferences. Once settled, little incidents and upsets will occur from time to time, but children become happy and involved in the program.
Staff are trained to cherish each child and to enjoy the miracle that each new life is. Discipline develops in each child as a result of feeling loved, being respected, having choices, knowing the boundaries, being given explanations, experiencing natural consequences to poor decisions and having an environment which encourages healthy social interaction.