Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Becoming Love & Logic Certified

In all of the years that I have been teaching young children, I have always used the principles of Love and Logic. I even used these guidance principles with my own children. As Creative Minds programs have evolved with input from families, teachers and children we searched for ways to help children make responsible choices and get the most out of their day with us and their friends. Love and Logic techniques are consistent responses to the children's choices. The children can expect the appropriate positive consequence to their choices. We do not want to divert classroom struggles but take these opportunities to learn about behavior management techniques as a group and school. We have been asked on many occasions by parents how to apply techniques at home to avoid power struggles and melt downs. We believe that working hand in hand with each family on their child's growth and development is imperative to the child's social and emotional security and feeling responsible for their actions as their own person. We are excited to partner with A Learning Community to bring the Love and Logic classes to Creative Minds Learning Center schools. All of our schools will be certified in Love and Logic before the end of this year. Creative Minds will pay for all teachers classes through A Learning Community to help them achieve certification and we are encouraging all of our families to sign up for parenting classes through A Learning Community to learn tips and tricks in behavior management. Our teachers will be going to a Love and Logic class this weekend so we are excited to see this unfold at our schools. Parenting classes will be offered soon! I wish this kind of support existed when I first became a parent but I am excited that we can offer this to our CMLC families! Please check out Love and Logic's website for more information: Love and Logic

Jacqueline McKinster
CMLC founder