Guidance & Disipline

Through Mutual Respect

Children are disciplined in a positive manner at a level that is appropriate to their actions and their ages. We incorporate community agreements which encourages respect for each other, respect of the environment, attentive listening and appreciating one another. We promote self-discipline, self-esteem and ensure health and safety for all of the children. A time out chair is not used and corporal punishment is not permitted.

Methods of guidance are discussed at staff meetings in order to ensure consistency. Parents/guardians are encouraged to be part of the discipline decisions in order to ensure consistency in the child's life, both at the centre and at home.

In the event that a child is experiencing problems that pose a direct threat to the safety of the other children and/or staff, the parent/guardian may be required to seek other child care arrangements. Support and guidance will be provided by the Director to ensure that all needs of the family are being met. 

Schoolhouse Playcare Centre's prohibited practices:

  • Corporal punishment of a child by an employee of the operation, by a person in charge of a location where day care is provided or by another child or group of children.
  • Physical restraint of the child, such as confining the child to a high chair, car seat, stroller or other device for the purposes of discipline or in lieu of supervision, unless the physical restraint is for the purpose of preventing a child from hurting himself/herself or someone else, and is used only as a last resort and only until the risk of injury is no longer imminent.
  • Deliberate harsh or degrading measure to be used on a child that would humiliate a child or undermine a child's self worth.
  • Deprivation of a child of basic needs including food, shelter, clothing or bedding.
  • Locking or confining a child in a room or to confine a child who has been withdrawn from other children. There will be no confining the child in an area or room without adult supervision, unless such confinement occurs during an emergency and is required as part of the licensee's emergency management policies and procedures.
  • Locking the exits of the child care centre for the purpose of confining a child.
  • inflicting any bodily harm on children including making children eat or drink against their will.