|Play & Learn Christian Child Care Center is a non-profit Christian child care center provided by Gethsemane Lutheran Church|
committed to providing quality child care and early childhood education to infant, toddler, and preschool aged children.
The child care staff members assigned to supervise a child or group of children shall be responsible for their guidance and management in keeping with the policy established by the Center. Child training and guidance will be handled with kindness, consistency, and understanding in accordance with the individual needs of each age group and each child. Child guidance and management measures shall be developmentally appropriate for the child, shall be consistent, and shall be explained to the child.
The child care staff member shall:
The staff will discuss the rules thoroughly with children and explain why it is necessary to have them. We do not want children to hurt themselves or others. We want them to learn to respect other people and their property. Through the language of support and positive reinforcement, expectations are made clear and behavior is reinforced when these expectations are fulfilled. Developmentally appropriate child guidance and management techniques are used at all times.
The purpose of guidance and management is to enable the child to develop inner controls and self-discipline. To help the child accomplish this, we use positive and supportive communication. Discerning right from wrong is a continual learning process. We want to approach child guidance and management with positive action so that there is reinforcement for acceptable behavior and a learning process taking place as a natural part of the child’s growth and development. With this in mind, these are the ways we guide and manage the children:
The use of active listening and discussion with the child is used to redirect the child to appropriate behaviors. When necessary the child is removed from the group either in the classroom or the office until the child is ready to return to the group. A child may lose a privilege if the misbehavior is extreme. Once the child is redirected, separated from the problem situation, talked to about the problem situation, and then praised for appropriate behavior, he/she is welcomed back to the group. If inappropriate behaviors persist, a plan of action will be devised and implemented by the Center Director, teacher, and parent/guardian. When children’s behavior is unacceptable, the child care staff members shall:
If a child is dangerous to himself/herself or to others in the class, a member of the administrative staff is to be notified at once. Inappropriate behavior reports are to be completed by the teacher and then signed by the Director. The report shall then be given to the parent/guardian of the child to be read and signed. A copy of the report shall remain on file at the Center. If the behavior continues, the parents may be notified to attend a conference with the Director in order to come to a satisfactory solution. In cases involving the chance of injury to another person or the destruction/vandalism of property, it may become necessary to suspend or dis-enroll a child from the Center either temporarily or permanently. Play & Learn provides a quality and safe environment with a large amount of equipment for the children. If a child causes significant damage to the property equipment, the parent/guardian will be held responsible for the cost of replacement or repairs.
All Center employees and child care staff members shall not:
Parents/Guardians of children in our Center should not use any guidance or management techniques with their children other than those described in this policy while their children are on Center property. Parents/Guardians are also not permitted to discipline other children at the Center. Parents/Guardians concerns should be directed toward the staff. The Center shall not abuse or neglect children and shall protect children from abuse and neglect while in the Center’s care. The specifications of this Guidance/Management Rule 5101:2-12-22 of the Ohio Administrative Code applies to all employees at the Center.
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