West End Parents’ Daycare’s philosophy is that positive reinforcement and encouragement are the most effective means of helping children learn positive behaviours. By recognizing personal choice and allowing the child control over his/her environment, we encourage the child to express feelings and opinions.
WEPD provides opportunities for the child to see different perspectives and to see the validity of alternate points of view, with the goal of coming to the best possible solution (ideally) by mutual consent.
Children are asked to respect each other, their care providers, and to help clean up. Since socialization is an important part of growing up, the staff will keep an eye out for situations where some guidance is required.
We attempt to teach by example, by being courteous and developing warm and friendly relationships with the children. This strategy has been very successful.