Most children will be on their way towards independent use of the toilet by the time they are old enough to enroll in our program. However, we welcome children with all levels of mastery and constancy. We practice Elimination Communication (EC). Human waste will be discussed as a normal everyday part of life and children will learn about elimination as a biological response to the many functions of our amazing bodies. We will also respect the complicated task of mastering the use of the toilet and will never respond with disgust or an attempt to shame or embarrass children who are still working towards consistent toilet use. We will use the actual names of body parts involved with elimination including penis, urethra, vulva, and anus.
Children at all levels of independence will be encouraged to participate and learn relevant skills during toileting. This includes removing their own clothes, cleaning their own bodies, dressing themselves and cleaning up any soiled items as they are able.