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Discipline in a Pre-K Classroom

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Discipline in the 4 year old preschool involves activities that help young children develop self control. Positive discipline is used to assist children in learning to self discipline so an adult is not constantly telling them what is the right thing to do. Good communication between adults and children will often eliminate some inappropriate behaviors. Children should be allowed to talk about their feelings. Redirecting children and giving them a different activity in which to engage will often end undesirable behavior. Preschoolers need to see adults modeling appropriate behavior in different circumstances. This Spotlight on Education clip features Dr. Marquita Davis of the Office of School Readiness and Linda Tilly of Voices for Alabama’s Children discussing discipline in a Pre-K classroom. Teachers are trained to recognize behaviors in 4 year olds that signal whether they are acting out due to something physical such as being tired or hungry or whether they are acting out due to a situation that needs to be addressed. >
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Related Links:
* Alabama Office of School Readiness
* Voices for Alabama’s Children
* Alabama School Readiness Alliance


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Additional Resources
* Pre k Now Resource Center
* The State of Preschool 2007 Yearbook
PreSchool Matters: A Publication of the National Institute for Early Education Research
* 2008-2009 List of First Class Pre-K classrooms in Alabama
* DHR Minimum Standards
* Operating Guidelines for First Class
* Alabama Office of School Readiness Resource Guide
* Alabama Performance Based Standards for4 Year Olds

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