University of Wisconsin–Madison
Eagle's Wing students pose for a quick photo.

Philosophy

"If we ever attain real peace, we must first start with the children."

Mahatma Gandhi

Guidance Philosophy

Our guidance philosophy is intended to nurture children as they work toward independence and responsibility. It encourages and supports them in developing problem-solving abilities and it promotes self-esteem while instilling sincere respect for the rights of others. The philosophy is implemented in a variety of ways:

  • Problem-solving with children
  • Modeling of appropriate behavior by teachers
  • Reasonable, developmentally appropriate limits
  • Redirection of behavior

Our staff is trained in this guidance philosophy during their orientation. Training includes an explanation of those practices which are not allowed at Eagle’s Wing, including, but not limited to:

  • Any form of physical punishment, including restraint or other corporal punishment
  • Any form of emotional punishment, including embarrassing, derogatory, or frightening remarks
  • Withholding of food
  • Use of “time-outs”

For the enrollment of children and the employment of staff, Eagle’s Wing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, HIV status, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, or parental, military, or veteran status. Equal rights for all children, families, and staff are ensured. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity employer.