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Parent Handbook

Potty Training Policy

Children enrolled in the 3 year old and Pre K classes, must be completely potty trained before attending preschool. A potty trained child no longer needs to wear diapers or pull-ups. The child can tell the teacher when he or she needs to go to the restroom and can attend to his or her own hygiene. However, we realize that occasional accidents will happen. In this instance, a teacher will assist when needed. Bring a complete change of clothing including shoes for your child in case of accidents.

Discipline and Guidance Policy  

Discipline must be:

  1. Individualized and consistent for each child:

  2. Appropriate to the child’s level of understanding: and

  3. Directed toward teaching the child acceptable behavior and self-control.

A caregiver may only use positive methods of discipline and guidance that encourage self- esteem, self-control, and self-direction, which include at least the following:

  1. Using praise and encouragement of good behavior instead of focusing only upon unacceptable behavior;

  2. Reminding the child of behavior expectations daily using clear, positive statements;

  3. Redirecting behavior using positive statements; and

  4. Using brief supervised separation or time out from the group, when appropriate for the child’s age and development, which is limited to no more than one minute per year of the child’s age.

There must be no harsh, cruel, or unusual treatment of any child. The following types of discipline and guidance are prohibited:

  1. Corporal punishment or threats of corporal punishment;

  2. Punishment associated with food, naps, or toilet training;

  3. Pinching, shaking, or biting a child;

  4. Hitting a child with a hand or instrument;

  5. Putting anything in or on a child’s mouth;

  6. Humiliating, ridiculing, rejecting, or yelling at a child;

  7. Subjecting a child to harsh, abusive, or profane language;

  8. Placing a child in a locked or dark room, bathroom, or closet with the door closed; and

  9. Requiring a child to remain silent or inactive for inappropriately long periods of time for the child’s age.

 
 
 

817-453-2405 P.O. Box 2255       Mansfield, Texas 76063