Parents Handbook
Chronic Disruptive Behavior

We will make every effort to work with the parents of children having difficulties in child care. We are here to serve and protect all of our children, though. Children displaying chronic disruptive behavior which has been determined to be upsetting to the physical or emotional well being of another child may require the following actions.

Initial Consultation

The director may require the parent(s) of any child who attends the First United Methodist Preschool to meet for a conference. The problem will be defined on paper. Goals will be established and the parent will be involved in creating approaches towards solving the problem.

Second Consultation

If the initial plan for helping the child fails, the parent(s) will again be required to meet with the Director. Another attempt will be made to identify the problem, outline new approaches to the problem, and discuss the consequences if progress is not apparent.

Suspension

When the previous attempts have been followed and no progress has been made towards solving the problem, the child may be suspended from childcare indefinitely. The Director may immediately suspend a child at anytime he/she exhibits a behavior, which is harmful to him/herself or others. A parent may be called from work at anytime the child exhibits uncontrollable behavior that cannot be modified by the childcare staff. The parent may be asked to take the child home immediately. Suspensions from the childcare program may vary from a few hours to an indefinite period.