Behavouir Managment Stategies used in the Centre

Behavouir Managment Stategies used in the Centre

  • Keep choices to a minimum and age appropriate. “Do you want a red or a blue cup?”
  • Have several toys/activities, etc. available. Sharing does not come easily to some Children
  • Break a task down into its parts when introducing a new skill. Some Children’s poor observation skills have not allowed them to gain the needed information naturally to proceed with this skill
  • Respond to a problem situation immediately and treat the Child fairly. If a spill occurs by mistake, it needs cleaning up. If it is an intentional spill, it requires a consequence
  • Provide pillows, balls, beanbags or punchbags for appropriate hitting, throwing and kicking when angry
  • Spend time with each Child at their level. (do not stand over them) Give a Child your attention when they are behaving like you want them to. Use hugs and encouragement
  • Time out in the company of an adult in a non-interesting area may be used when a Child is not doing well. Pre-sent it as a time to gain control versus a punishment. (Therefore you must explain to the Child what is happening and why; discuss the Child’s behaviour with them.) The length of time should be just enough to be able to apply praise for compliance and allow the Child to gain some composure
  • A Child will only be removed from a room when they are a danger to themselves or those around them, including adults