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The right guidance for healthy development


The goals of Hamilton Height’s guidance and discipline policy are to supervise, guide, encourage, and support each child to gain inner self-control, management of feelings, and problem-solving abilities and find their own rewards in appropriate and cooperative behavior.  We encourage every child within the center to respect themselves, the other children, property and the adults in the




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Hamilton Heights Child Development Centers assessment methods include, but are not limited to, family questionnaires, an initial screening tool, individual child portfolios, observations, anecdotal notes, photos and work samples, developmental checklists, parent/teacher conferences, child planning and progress reports, and quarterly progress reports.






- Each child is encouraged to understand fundamental concepts of self-respect, self-discipline; and respect for other people.

- Each child is encouraged to understand how his/her behavior impacts the functioning of the entire group.  

- Follow the Conscious Discipline methods to guide in making appropriate choices and decisions.

Conscious Discipline

Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive classroom management program and social-emotional curriculum developed by Dr. Becky Bailey. Conscious Discipline is designed to empower teachers to notice and foster their own emotional intelligence so they can better guide and facilitate their children’s.  Conscious Discipline is rooted in current brain, heart, and child development research.  It’s about relationship-based teaching and building classroom community.  The ultimate goal is connecting and creating a safe and caring environment for learning, growing and building our school family.  

Age Appropriate Expectations

Since children are at different developmental levels, the following expectations are developmentally appropriate for each individual child.


- Infants and young toddlers have very little control over the things that they want or do.

- Older Toddlers are beginning to explore their independence, learn how to control their behavior, how to share, and how to get along with others.

- Preschoolers often test limits and are learning the consequences of their behavior.

- School-age children often test limits and will learn the consequences of the actions and behaviors.