It is not unusual for children to exhibit behaviors that may be improper and/or disrespectful. These occasional misbehaviors, while certainly not condoned, are often a normal part of the process of a child’s development. As noted above, the school’s policy is to redirect the child’s behavior and explain to them other ways of communicating or voicing their frustrations.
If a child exhibits chronically disruptive behavior, the issue must be addressed. Following are the series of steps we will take in dealing with this type of behavior:
- When repeated attempts in talking to the child are not successful, the child will be isolated from other students. The child’s parents will be contacted regarding the situation. The teacher will discuss the problem with the parents in order to update them on the situation. Along with any verbal communication, incident reports will be written, and a copy will be provided to the child’s parents.
- If the child continues to exhibit disruptive behavior, the next step would be for the child’s teacher to have a discussion with the child’s parents to explain to the parent what options are available. A plan would be formulated to resolve the problem.
- If no arrangement or agreement can be reached, or if no improvement is made within the set time limit, then the child will be discharged from the school.
Any of the following may be disruptive behavior:
- Any behavior which requires constant attention from the staff;
- Any behavior which inflicts physical or emotional harm on themselves, other children, or any staff;
- Or any behavior that conflicts with the rules of the classroom, school rules or the playground.
- A child attempting to leave without a parent present to take them.
While lead teachers are ultimately responsible for working out the situation with the child’s parent, the teacher involved will include the Director in any meeting involving potential for a discharge situation.
Parents always have the right to appeal any decision made by the child’s teacher to the Director keeping in mind that the teachers will normally be acting under the Director’s guidance. A final appeal may be made to the President.
Other Reasons for Discharge
- Failure to meet center policies
- Failure to pay tuition