Unfortunately, there are sometimes reasons we have to dis-enroll a child from our program either on a short term or permanent basis. We want you to know we will do everything possible to work with the family of the child(ren) in order to prevent this policy from being enforced. The following are reasons we may have to dis-enroll or suspend a child from this center:
Immediate Causes for Disenrollment
- The child is at risk of causing serious injury to other children or himself/herself.
- Parent threatens physical or intimidating actions toward staff members.
- Parent exhibits verbal abuse to staff in front of enrolled children.
Possible Actions Leading to a Child’s Disenrollment or Suspension
- Failure to pay/habitual lateness in payments.
- Failure to complete required forms including the child’s immunization records.
- Habitual tardiness when picking up your child.
- Persistent and uncontrollable tantrums/angry outbursts putting other children or themselves at risk
- Ongoing physical or verbal abuse to staff or other children.
Parent’s failure to follow through with support resources to help remediate the above child behaviors.
Schedule of Disenrollment
If after the remedial actions above have not worked, the child’s parent/guardian will be advised verbally and in writing about the child’s or parent’s behavior warranting disenrollment. A suspension action is meant to be a period of time so that the parent/ guardian may work on the child’s behavior or to come to an agreement with the center.
A CHILD WILL NOT BE DISENROLLED FOR THE FOLLOWING:
If a child’s parent/guardian(s):
- Made a complaint to the Office of Licensing regarding a center’s alleged violations of the licensing requirements.
- Reported abuse or neglect occurring at the center.
- Questioned the center regarding policies and procedures.
- Without giving the parent sufficient time to make other child care arrangements.
PROACTIVE ACTIONS THAT WILL BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO PREVENT EXPULSION
- Staff may try to redirect a child from negative behavior.
- Staff will reassess classroom environment, appropriateness of activities, supervision.
- Staff will use positive methods and language while disciplining children.
- Staff will recognize appropriate behaviors.
- Staff will consistently set clear rules related to children’s safety and respect for others and property.
- Age appropriate consequences will be applied when rules are broken.
- Child will be given reminders of safety rules.
- Child will be given support in learning to express their feelings appropriately and problem solving skills.
- Child will be given time to regain control and support to re-engage in play when they are ready.
- Child’s disruptive behavior will be documented and maintained in confidentiality.
- Parent/guardian will be notified of concerns verbally and work with families to create supports for the child.
- Parent/guardian will be given written copies of the disruptive behaviors that might lead to disenrollment.
- The director, classroom staff will arrange conference(s) with parents/guardians to discuss strategies to promote positive behaviors.
- The parent will be given literature or other resources regarding methods of improving behavior.
- Recommendation of evaluation by professional consultation on premises may be provided.
- Recommendation of evaluation by local school district child study team may be provided.
- Further evaluations will never be implemented without the parent/guardians written consent.