Bright Start Child Care Center Policies and Training

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Bright Start Child Care Center Raising A Brighter Future :

Bright Start Child Care Center Raising A Brighter Future Policies & Training

Table of Content:

Table of Content Program Philosophy Behavior Guidance Policies Emergency and Accident Policies and Records Health Policies Nap and Rest Policy Drug and Alcohol Policy Child Care Program Plan Risk Reduction

Program Philosophy:

Program Philosophy Our program wants to provide an environment that cares and nurture young children who need a place to be at while their parents have other commitment(s). We understand that parents put their trust in us to give their children a safe and healthy place to be at. Therefore, we strongly believe in best practice to promote optimal learning for all children. The program will ensure that all children are provided with responsive care to nurture their individual learning abilities, skill and developmental milestone.

Behavior Guidance Policies :

Behavior Guidance Policies The program knows and understand the environment has major influence on children’s behavior, learning and development. Therefore our staff will supportive children’s temperament and provide guidance that is appropriate for their age level by redirecting and reinforcing positive behaviors. Subpart 1 Staff will follow these protocols when working with children who have challenging behaviors Explain to children undesirable behavior and redirect children with a positive interaction and role model by encouraging children to state their feeling. The staff will focus on the individual child’s developmental milestone and temperament. Staff must give children enough time. Staff will be available to model positive and acceptable alternatives action in reducing conflict. To avoid harm being done to others staff will interacts and rotates themselves to the different area of the classroom to see what the children are engaged in. When children exhibit intolerable behaviors staff will immediately redirect and clarify to the child of consequences that related to the behaviors.

Behavior Guidance Policies:

Behavior Guidance Policies Subpart 2 Persistent Unacceptable Behavior- When children have constant unsuitable behavior: Staff must follow this measurement; Observe children unacceptable behaviors to predict difficulties. The information that are gather it must indicate a specify time, date, intervention of what has been done to redirect the behavior. If persistently difficult behavior still continues that is unacceptable. Staff will have conference with the parents to address the problems and create alternative plan to work with their child in reducing the behavior. If methods are ineffective, when necessary and with the parents’ permission then another meeting may include other professional(s) who will conduct an observation to develop a behavioral modification plan to provide early intervention. This guideline will be followed for children who are separated from the group or more times in one week or eight or more times in two weeks. Subpart 3 Prohibited Actions No staff will subject a child to corporal punishment No staff will subject a child to emotional stress Separation of a child

Behavior Guidance Policies :

Behavior Guidance Policies Subpart 4 Separation from the group Less intrusive methods of guiding the child’s behavior have been tried and were ineffective. The child’s behavior threatens the well-being of the child, him/herself or other children in the program. A child who requires separation from the group must: Staff must follow these rules: If a child who requires separation from the group the child must remain within sight and sound of a staff. Staff must remain near the child to support and redirect appropriate behavior. When the child’s returned to the group this base on conditional of the child’s behavior, if behavior precipitated the separation; and will remain under close supervision by the staff. When the behaviors stop the child must be allow to return to the group. The staff shall remain within close proximity to provide close supervision. Note: A child between the ages of six weeks to 16 months shall not be separated from the group as a means of behavior guidance.

Behavior Guidance Policies :

Behavior Guidance Policies Subpart 5: Separation Report: When a child is separated from the group separation documentation must be in place with the following requirements; A. The child’s full name and date of birth. B. The staff person’s name that did the separation. C. Time D . Date E. Information indicating less intrusive strategies was used to guide the child’s behavior. F. Documentation of the child’s behavior continued to threaten the well-being of other children . G . If the child is separated from the group three or more times in one day, the parent will be contact and notification will be indicate in the child’s file. H. If the child is separated from the group five or more times in one week, eight times or more in two weeks, staff must follow the procedures in subpart 2. Any separation will documented in the child’s file.

Behavior Guidance Policies :

Behavior Guidance Policies Subpart 6: Children with mental retardation or related conditions: For children with metal retardation or related conditions or children that are under the five the center will follow the MN Rules, parts 9525.004 to 9529.0036, the standards governing the use of aversive and deprivation procedures in MN Rules, part 9525.2700 to 9525.2810. In addition to getting referrals for early intervention to support the child’s learning.

Emergency and accident polices and records :

Emergency and accident polices and records Staff must follow our emergency policy during operation hours this includes accidents, injuries and other emergencies. If children were to have accidents staff must have written documentation of injuries and parents must be contact at pick up or by phone. Refer to pages 6 to 11 of program policy

Health Policies:

Health Policies The center will use Health and Safety manual that is purchased from the Health Consultant for the program to follow in order be in compliance with Minnesota Department of Human Services Licensing Standards. All staff must know, follow and understanding these polices. Refer to pages 11 to 14 program policy

Rest policy (Nap time):

Rest policy (Nap time) Infants must be place on their back for napping at all times due to SIDS unless there is a notary sign by the parents to place their child stomach . Preschool and toddlers is required to have 30 minutes of rest time quietly on a cot , after 30 minute of resting the children will be allowed to get up off the cot. All children have their own individual cot and blanket which are labeled with their full name. Placement of bedding equipment must be placed so there are clear aisles and unimpeded access for both adults and children on at least one side of each piece of napping and resting equipment. Cribs, cots and mats must be placed directly on the floor and must not be stacked when in use. Bedding, separate bedding must be provided for each child in care. Bedding must be washed weekly and when soiled or wet. Cribs standard: A crib or portable crib must be provided for each infant for whom the center is licensed to provide care. The equipment must be safe and study that conforms to the Code of Federal Regulation. There will be no pillows, stuff animals and blankets to be use for infants. Infants rest time is individualize according to their needs. Infants will rest base on their own individual needs.

Program and drug and alcohol policy:

Program and drug and alcohol policy When parents drop their children off at our center we ensure that we provide and protect the children from harm or source of harm. The applicant or license holder must have a policy that prohibits license holders, employees, subcontractors and volunteers, when directly responsible for persons served by the program, from abusing prescription medication or being in any manner under the influence of a chemical that impairs the individual’s ability to provide services or care. The license holder must train employees, subcontractors, and volunteers about the program’s drug and alcohol policy.

Program grievance procedure for parents:

Program grievance procedure for parents If parents have a concern (s) he or she may discuss it with their child’s teacher. If the situation is not solve and needs to further discuss then he or she can set up an appointment with the director anytime between the hours of operation from 6:00 a.m-11:30 p.m. Or the parents can contact the director and their response will be received within 48 hours.

Child care program plan:

Child care program plan Child care program plan It is important for staff to understand children’s developmental milestone and provide age appropriate activities for children to participate in. When planning learning activities staff must take in to consideration of children’s learning styles, temperament, abilities, cultural practice, and level. A. All children must be supervised at all times by the staff; Both Indoor and outdoor play area Bathroom time Nap time At meal times No staff shall leave any child alone without supervision. Teacher child ratio must be maintain at all times; Ratio: Infant 1 to 4 Toddlers: 1 to 7 Preschoolers: 1 to 10 Refer to pages 20 to 29 of program policy

Risk Reduction :

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Conclusion :

Conclusion Always refer to the program policy which is conveniently located at the front reception area. When in doubt ask the director for assistance.

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