Or. Admin. R. 414-205-0085 - Guidance and Discipline

(1) The provider must have a written policy on guidance and discipline of child care children. The policy must be simple and understandable to the child, the parent(s) and to substitute providers.
(2) The written guidance and discipline policy must be given to all parents.
(3) The guidance and discipline policy shall:
(a) Provide for positive guidance, redirection and the setting of clear boundaries; and
(b) Be designed to help the child develop self-control, self-esteem and respect for others.
(4) Only providers and substitutes shall provide guidance or discipline to child care children.
(5) Guidance and discipline shall be fair, consistently applied, timely and appropriate to the behavior and age of the child. Positive statements or redirection of behaviors shall be used.
(6) The following behaviors by caregivers are prohibited:
(a) Using any form of corporal punishment, including, but not limited to: hitting, spanking, slapping, beating, shaking, pinching or other measures that produce physical pain, or threatening to use any form of corporal punishment;
(b) Using inappropriate forms of restraints, including, but not limited to, tying or binding;
(c) Using non-prescription chemicals for discipline or to control behavior;
(d) Yelling harshly or using profane or abusive language;
(e) Using mental or emotional punishment, including, but not limited to: name calling, ridicule or threats;
(f) Confining a child in an enclosed area (e.g. a locked or closed room, closet or box);
(g) Withdrawal or the threat of withdrawal of food, rest or bathroom opportunities;
(h) Punishing a child for toileting accidents or for refusing to eat food;
(i) Engaging in any form of public or private humiliation, rejecting, terrorizing, neglecting or corrupting a child or any form of emotional abuse; and
(j) Requiring a child to remain silent or inactive for excessive periods of time or removing a child from activities or the group for excessive periods of time.
(7) Parental request or permission to use any form of behavior listed in subsection (6) of this rule, does not give the provider or substitute provider permission to do so.


Or. Admin. R. 414-205-0085
CCD 1-2000, f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-2-00; CCD 2-2009(Temp), f. 12-30-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; Administrative correction 7-27-10; ELD 4-2015, f. & cert. ef. 2/3/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 657A.260

Stats. Implemented: ORS 657A.260

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