Our staff is trained to use only positive guidance techniques, such as modeling and encouraging expected behavior, redirecting children to more acceptable activities, setting clear limits and enforcing them with logical consequences, and using a brief supervised separation. We abide by all discipline and guidance criteria listed in the "Minimum Standards and Guidelines" of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.
Biting is a phase that some children go through. For the most part, it is not an abnormal thing; however, it is our job to see to the health and safety of the entire group of children. We feel that because biting is so traumatic and potentially dangerous for the child who has been bitten, we must have a very low tolerance for biting behavior. If your child goes through a biting phase, he/she will be separated from the group immediately and you may be asked to come pick up the child from school. If the behavior continues, you will be asked to keep your child home until the phase has past.
The safety of all children is a major consideration. If a child's behavior becomes physically aggressive toward others, s/he will be briefly separated from the group. If the behavior continues, parents will be notified. The teacher and Director will work with the parents to reach a mutually acceptable solution. If we cannot arrive at a workable solution, and the behavior endangers others (physically or emotionally), parents may be asked to temporarily remove the child from the school until the aggressive developmental phase has passed.