Assumption Early Childhood Learning Center
DISCIPLINE POLICY 65C-22.001
We believe that discipline is a measure of showing children that we care about them and their welfare. Our policy is based on the principles of love; respect the concern for the rights of all individuals. The manner in which a teacher handles a discipline situation will depend on the child and the individual occurrence. The positive discipline technique could involve any of the following:
- Provide ample activities to keep the child involved.
- Discussion with child and give gentle explanations and reminders.
- Positive reinforcement and encouragement.
- The child will be redirected to another activity.
- Provide a quiet time. (This is a short time where the child is given time in the classroom to collect him/herself until they are ready to be a part of the group activities again.)
*The child’s teacher may send a child to the Director’s Office when all of the above positive discipline techniques have been exhausted. After 3 visits to the Director’s office the Teacher and Director will then call to schedule the “Initial Consultation” with the parents. Any time your child is sent to the Director’s office the Teacher or Director will notify the parent in writing, email, text or by phone call.
Discipline NEVER includes any of the following:
- Physical Punishment
- Taking away or threatening to take away snacks, play, recess, a resource class.
- Making a child feel that they are “bad”.
CHRONIC DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR
We will make every effort to work with the parents of children having difficulties at Assumption Early Childhood Learning Center. We are here to serve and protect ALL of our children, though. Children displaying chronic disruptive behavior which has been determined to be upsetting to the physical or emotional well-being of another child/class may require the following action:
- The parents will be asked to meet for a conference with the Child’s Teacher and ECLC Director. The problem will be identified and a course of action established to resolve the situation.
- After 2 weeks of no improvement and the initial plan for helping the child fails, the parent(s) will again be required to meet with the Director and the child’s Teacher. Another attempt will be made to identify the problem, outline new approaches to the problem, and discuss the consequences if progress is not apparent.
- If, after 4 weeks and 2 Parent/Teacher/Director conferences, the child is unable to participate in group experiences, the discipline problems continue, the child poses a threat to self, staff or other children in the program and it is determined that all possibilities have been exhausted and that the child is incompatible with our program, the child will be dismissed from Assumption ECLC and the parents will need to seek other school/child care arrangements. Dismissal decisions are made by the ECLC Director and Pastor and are final.