CCNS Dangerous Behavior Policy

CCNS Dangerous Behavior Policy

CCNS defines dangerous behavior as: A behavior such as, but not limited to chronic biting, kicking, punching, or purposefully hurting another child.

It is our duty to keep in mind that children of preschool age (2-5) can occasionally display aggressive behavior toward teachers, co-opers or other children. We must keep in mind that these situations can be developmentally appropriate especially when children do not yet have the words or articulation to explain what they are feeling.

The role of the teacher, parent co-oper, and director is to carefully monitor children to aid in conflict resolution and help prevent behaviors such as biting, kicking, hitting, punching etc. from occurring. We can do this by playing directly with children in the classroom. It is our job to observe closely and give children freedom and tools to navigate social situations and resolve conflict on their own. Occasionally we need to step in and model how to manage a situation.

First Extreme Behavior Offense:

  1. Drink parent assigned to stay with the child throughout the rest of the day to help in preventing additional aggressive behavior.
  2. Teacher will highlight the name of the student that displayed aggressive behavior on sign in/out sheet so parent knows to have a conversation with their teacher at pickup.
  3. Teacher will highlight the name of the student that the aggressive behavior was directed toward on the sign in/out sheet and so the parent knows to have a conversation with their teacher at pickup.

Second Extreme Behavior Offense(within 2 weeks):

  1. Drink parent assigned to stay with the child throughout the rest of the day to help in preventing additional aggressive behavior.
  2. Teachers will highlight the name of all students involved so that parents know to have a conversation with their teachers.
  3. A meeting will be set up with the family of the child who is displaying the aggressive behavior.
  4. The director, teacher, and family will make an action plan that is in the best interest of the child, classroom, teacher, and the family. Action plans may differ from case to case but must be agreed upon by all. An action plan must have a plan for if the behavior happens again.

Third Extreme Behavior Offense(within 1 month period):

  1. Refer to action plan put in motion by parent, teacher, and director. Teacher or Director will inform member of the board (in private, phone call, or email) that behavior has happened a 3rd time. The Board, with the aide of teacher and Director, will decide what further action should be carried out. This may include but limited to requiring the parent to attend school with the child until resolution.

To keep sensitive information confidential, all adults involved will only share what is needed to be shared. Teacher will only share the behavior and not who is the victim to the parents of the Oppressor. Teacher will only share the incident and not the child who misbehaved to the parents of the victim. Any co-op parent who witnessed the event will not discuss it outside of their teacher, Director, or Board.