Southeast Missouri Christian Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school administered programs.


During the early childhood years, children are learning to be in charge of their own behavior. We believe in establishing consistent, easy-to-understand limits and in having teachers who respond to inappropriate behavior with insight, sensitivity, and skill. When clear, consistent, and age-appropriate limits are present, children increasingly become responsible for themselves. When out-of-bounds behaviors do occur, we believe it is important for children to understand why the behavior is inappropriate and how to modify it.

We work to prevent behavior problems by arranging each classroom so that children work in small groups and have a choice of activities. This range of activities will give your child the freedom and ability to experience success and become self-directed. Teachers are trained to skillfully direct behavior along appropriate channels. Children are encouraged to verbalize their feelings to learn to positively work through strong emotions. Teachers act as role models and encourage appropriate behaviors. Under no circumstances is corporal punishment permitted. Discipline will not be associated for food, rest, or toileting.

We believe that it is our responsibility to provide children with positive guidance and, in our experience, most children will respond well to our approach. In the event that a child does not respond, we will notify the parents and work closely with them to develop a plan to help the child gain self-control and a positive attitude toward their peers and teachers. Should the child’s continued negative behavior put themselves, their peers, or their teacher at risk for physical harm or, if the child damages Preschool property, we reserve the right to ask the parent to withdraw the child from our Preschool. While we understand the developmental tendencies of children to experiment with inappropriate language to shock others, withdrawal may also be requested for those children who are verbally abusive, including the repeated use of inappropriate language which others consider offensive.