The Discovery School Based Child Care Program respects and supports children's confident self-image. The promotion of children's positive self-esteem is taught through proper behaviour management techniques that are appropriate for the age and development level of the child and deal with the direct issues at hand. Effective behaviour management sets and reinforces limits and promotes cooperation and supports autonomy.
Discovery adheres to the CCEYA, 2014 Prohibited Practices, which will include all of the following
Section 48. No licensee shall permit, with respect to a child receiving child care at a child care centre it operates or at a premise where it oversees the provision of child care,
(a) Corporal punishment of the child;
(b) 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;
(c) locking the exits of the child care centre or home child care premises for the purpose of confining the child, or 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;
(d) use of harsh or degrading measures or threats or use of derogatory language directed at or used in the presence of a child that would humiliate, shame or frighten the child or undermine his or her self-respect, dignity or self-worth;
(e) depriving the child of basic needs including food, drink, shelter, sleep, toilet use, clothing or bedding; or
(f) Inflicting any bodily harm on children including making children eat or drink against their will. O. Reg. 126/16, s. 34.
In the event that a Staff is found in violation of the fore mentioned Prohibited Practices, the measures that the Discovery will use to deal with contraventions of the policies and procedures and with the commission of a prohibited practice, will be immediate suspension from the Program, until it is determined if the Staff will be terminated or sent for additional training and professional development, peer mentoring, and/ or direct review of the policies and procedures with the Supervisor or Executive Director. A report will be made to the College of Early Childhood Educators if the staff is a Registered Early Childhood Educator.
The Early Years Portal
Minister's Policy Statement on Programming and Pedagogy
How Does Learning Happen?
Think, Feel, Act Lessons from Research about Young Children