Sturgeon Lake Clubhouse Daycare LLC
Sturgeon Lake Clubhouse Daycare LLC

We are located at:

Phone: 218 9691969



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Office Hours 6 am - 5 pm

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Child Guidance Policy

Guidance teaches children the life skills they need as citizens of a democracy


  • Respecting others and one’s self
  • Working together in groups
  • Solving problems using words
  • Expressing strong emotions in acceptable ways making decisions ethically and intelligently.


It takes into adulthood to master these skills.  Therefore, we all make mistakes.  Interventions address mistaken behaviors in a firm, friendly, instruction, solutions orientated, but not punitive way.  Children learn from their mistakes.  Teachers help children by empowering them to solve problems rather than punish them for having problems they can’t solve.  Teachers also help children accept consequences.  These consequences leave self-esteem intact.


It is our responsibility at Sturgeon Lake Clubhouse Daycare to help children understand the reasoning in acting in a suitable manner.  To do this, we:


  • Create an age appropriate environment that is healthy and safe.  It offers self-directed, self-satisfying and self-selecting learning opportunities.
  • Plan for individual differences in children.
  • Use positive and encouraging works when talking with children.
  • Redirect children to different groups of children or activities, or a different activity with the teacher, as an intervention to mistaken behavior.
  • Help children learn the works to use to express strong feelings or anger
  • Keep transitions to a minimum.
  • Make sure the amount of the time spent in large groups is developmentally appropriate.
  • Follow IEP guidelines for special needs behavior issues.


Sometimes crises do occur when emotions run high, or communication breaks down or special needs are involved.  At that time, the following interventions will be used:


Guided Cooperation:  Adult helps the child use words to show feelings or offers the child to go to another part of the room to play and diffuse, (child’s choice is emphasized and mediation takes place.)




Separation:  Redirection by the adult to anther part of the room (teacher’s choice.)


Cool Down/Speak Up:  Usually an adult sits with the child, talks with the child, and eventually helps the child rejoin the group. A talk will take place such as, “I can not let you hurt others and I won’t let others hurt you.”  (Used in situations when a child loses all emotional and behavioral control.)  Child may be asked to draw what they feel or what happened in order to discuss further with parents or other children’s parents who were involved.


In working with strong need mistaken behaviors further evaluations may need to take place.  Those steps could include the following:


  • Seek ways to understand the reasoning for the child’s behavior.  Sometimes, the reason for mistaken behaviors is inexperience in social situations that are influence by others or by deep unmet physical and emotional needs. (Many times this can be done by close observation, charting times of difficult behavior, discussing stress with parents, or change in routine)
  • Try modifying the child’s program to reduce crises.
  • Use interventions consistently, but not attached with punitive responses.
  • Build a better relationship with the child.
  • Involve the parents in the children’s day and in trying to help the child with the mistaken behavior.
  • Involve other professionals to develop, implement and monitor long term plan.  This process may involve a medical evaluation, emotion/behavior evaluation, speech and language testing, and/or cognitive evaluation just to name a few.


“Discipline is the slow, bit-by-bit consuming task of helping a child see the sense in acting a certain way.”


Liability:  Parents are liable for any damage to house hold furnishing due to misbehavior or defiance on the part of the child(ren).  This does not include damage caused by accidents or incidental contact with breakable items.  This does include, but is not limited to, breakage caused by throwing toys or other items, rough play or fighting or any other activities engaged by the child(ren) after such activities have been specifically prohibited by the provider.


If you have any concerns or any comments, please make comments on the comment page that is provided in the contract.

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