- The provider shall inform caregivers, parents, and children of the center’s behavioral expectations for children.
- The provider may discipline children using positive reinforcement, redirection, and by setting clear limits that promote children’s ability to become self-disciplined.
- Caregivers may use gentle, passive restraint with children only when it is needed to stop children from injuring themselves or others or from destroying property.
- Discipline measures shall not include any of the following:
- any form of corporal punishment such as hitting, spanking, shaking, biting, pinching, or any other measure that produces physical pain or discomfort;
- restraining a child’s movement by binding, tying, or any other form of restraint that exceeds that specified in Subsection (3) above
- shouting at children;
- any form of emotional abuse;
- forcing or withholding of food, rest, or toileting; and,
- confining a child in a closet, locked room, or other enclosure such as a box, cupboard, or cage.