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Child Guidance Policy

Day Care Plus Child Guidance Policy

We minimize behavioral problems in our center by:

  • Creating a positive environment.
    • No wide open spaces that might invite running or roughhousing
    • Age-appropriate toys with duplicate of favorite
    • Reminding them of the rules and help them understand why they are necessary
    • We provide children with a “Safe Place” a quiet, out of the way spot where they can work out their problems.
  • We help children recognize and name their feelings and deal with emotions to help them learn self control.
  • We teach them so solve conflict peacefully by using the “Six Step Approach to Problem Solving”
    • Help children state the problem.
    Caregiver will move calmly to the site of the dispute and acknowledge the children’s feelings. Ask each child to discuss what is happening.
    • Help them brainstorm ideas that might solve the problem.
    Discuss how the ideas might work.
    • Have the children agree on one workable idea.
    Try out the idea.
    Review the idea to see how it worked.

Statement of
Neglect & Abuse

It is the policy of Day Care Plus to treat all children and adults with respect and consideration. The day care will not tolerate the neglect or abuse of a child. Anyone participating in the act of neglect or abuse of a child will be dismissed immediately and reported to the authorities. If we are aware of any neglect or abuse of a child we are mandated by law to report abuse and neglect of a child or children to the authorities, AND WE WILL.

By following the “Six Step Approach to Problem Solving” we are teaching the children to solve conflicts for themselves.

Day Care Plus and its caregivers follow all rules set forth by the Department Of Human Services. (Childcare Licensing)

State Discipline Policy Rule # 400.5107

• Staff shall use developmentally appropriate positive methods of discipline which encourage self control, self direction, self esteem, cooperation.
• Staff shall be prohibited from using the following as a means of punishment:

Hitting, spanking, shaking, biting, pinching, or inflicting other forms of corporal punishment.
Restricting a child's movement by binding or tying him or her.
Inflicting mental or emotional punishment, such as humiliating, shaming, or threatening a child.
Depriving a child of meals, snacks, rest, or necessary toilet use.
Confining a child in an enclosed area such as a closet, locked room, box or similar cubicle.

• Non severe and developmentally appropriate discipline or restraint may be used when reasonably necessary, to prevent a child from harming himself or her self. Or to prevent a child from harming other persons or property, excluding those forms of punishment prohibited by sub rule (2) of this rule.
• A center shall have a written policy regarding the discipline of children. This policy shall be furnished to staff and parents.