Steps taken to address inappropriate behavior:
Our employees are trained to implement corrective actions when
possible and reasonable. This policy affords parents an opportunity
to correct the inappropriate behaviors, allowing the child to
continue to participate in the program. While we normally employ
corrective measures in order (one to five), we reserve the right to
enact a measure commensurate to the offense.
1. Communicate Appropriate Behavior: A staff member
will communicate appropriate behavior to the participant.
The participant will convey to the staff the appropriate
behavior required and will be told the consequences of the
inappropriate behavior should it continue.
2. Quiet Time: If inappropriate behavior continues, a staff
member will have the participant go to a designated
personal space area for an age-appropriate time frame
prior to rejoining the group. The staff member will reiterate
the desired behavior and further consequences should the
behavior continue, and allow the child to return to the group.
3. Inappropriate Behavior Tracking Form: If a behavior concern
is identified, a staff member will track the participant’s
behavior(s). Measures needed to assist in correcting the
behavior and future consequences, should the behavior
continue, will be communicated to the parent/guardian.
4. Parent/Guardian Conference: If a behavior concern is
identified and documented three or more times, a parent
conference will be required for the participant to return to the
program. The conference is mandatory to ensure consistency,
follow-through and cooperation among staff, participant and
5. Suspension: The steps listed above are used to correct
behavior(s) in most cases. If they are unsuccessful, the
participant will be suspended from the program.