- No child
should ever be left alone while in child care.
- You should
supervise children at all times, including when children are sleeping
and while they are using the bathroom.
- You should
have a written policy regarding supervision and discipline of children.
- Your policy
should describe the type of guidance you will provide to the children,
based on their age, and should specify that the following are strictly
prohibited: corporal punishment, emotional abuse, humiliation, abusive
language, and withdrawal of food and other basic needs.
should include positive, nonviolent, nonabusive methods for achieving
discipline. The policy should also include any specific precautions
to be taken during play in high-risk areas or while using high-risk
your policy should state that any acts of aggression by children, such
as fighting, biting, or hitting will result in the separation of the
children involved; attention to any harmed individual, including medical
attention, if necessary; and notification of parents of the children
any incident you should review whether you were giving the children
enough supervision and whether the activities in which the children
were engaged are appropriate. You may need to change how you supervise
the children and the activities you plan for them. Your policy should
also state what will happen if such incidents recur.