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Behavior Management and Discipline
There will never be any use of physical or verbal abuse at the daycare. Instead the following developmentally appropriate guidance techniques will be used:

~Postive Reinforcement: Praise and encouragement will be given when a child is demonstrating acceptable behavior.

~Redirection: The child is directed to another activity and given opportunity to try again at another time.

~Time out: The child is separated from the group for a brief time period (appropriate to the child's age and the circumstance). The child will then be talked with about changing his/her behavior in the situation and encouraged to join with the rest of the group. This technique is only used when the child is demonstrating temper tantrum type behavior, or hurting self, others or equipment.

~Last Resource: If a child's behavior is continually upsetting or dangerous to the provider or other children, a conference will be called with parents. If the problem persists arrangements will have to be made for the parents to find another place for their child.

Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
If unsure to report the situation, social services will be contacted to discuss the situation and recommendations will be followed.
Transportation Policy
The caregiver's vehicle will be used to transport children to and from preschool, other activities and emergencies. Proper restraints will be used for anyone in the vehicle.

Final Note

Communication is the key to a successful relationship between parents and the caregiver. Should there be questions or concerns please address them immediately with the caregiver before it becomes a problem. Please feel free to direct any suggestions you have to the caregiver to help make the child's time a positive and delightful experience.

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