Parent Handbook 2023

20 Procedure for Parents A. Provide staff members with prescribed medication B. Provide directions on how to administer medication C. Fill out written Authorization Form provided by Agency D. Ensure prescription label has the following: child`s name, name of medication or drug, dosage and time for administering medication or drug, the date of purchase and expiration, if applicable, and instructions for storage and administration E. Speak to staff each day about medication administered to child Prohibited Practices No licensee shall permit, with respect to a child receiving childcare at a childcare centre it operates or at a premise where it oversees the provision of childcare, a) corporal punishment of a 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 exists 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. Research from diverse fields of study shows that children who attend programs where they experience warm, supportive relationships are happier, less anxious and more motivated to learn than those who do not. Experiencing positive relationships in early childhood also has significant long-term impacts on physical and mental health, and success in school and beyond. (HDLH) Behavior Management 1. Educators will refer to the Program Statement and documents "How Does Learning Happen?" and "Think Feel Act" on positive approaches in helping children to self- regulate, build positive relationships with each other, educators, families, the community and the environment. 2. Educators will consult with the parents, for they are the expert of their children on their development and well being. 3. Educators will abide by the College of ECE Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. 4. Should further support be needed, Educators will consult with community partners to best meet the needs of the child. A meeting will then be scheduled that will include the parent, educator, Site Lead and all community partners needed to develop an Individual support plan.