Prohibited Practices Policy

Program Statement Implementation, Monitoring and Compliance Policy

Unacceptable behavior will include intentional hitting, biting and injuring other children, spitting and destroying school property.

If a child participates in any of the above behaviors, they will be removed from the situation, and redirected.

The following will not be permitted:

Corporal punishment and or any form of abuse to a child by an employee, person in charge, volunteer, visitor, another child or group of children. Deliberate, harsh or degrading measures used on a child that would humiliate or undermine a child’s self-respect. Deprivation of a child’s basic needs, including food, shelter or clothing. Use a locked or lockable room or structure to confine a child who has been withdrawn from other children. Lock or permit to be locked for the purpose of confining a child, the exits of the building by the operator, staff, placement students, volunteers or visitors.

Consequences of Contravention:

If any person does any of the above practices while employed by, or on the premises of Building Blocks Nursery School, the practices would be documented, the employee/person involved would be interviewed and depending upon the severity either a warning will be given, or instant dismissal. If necessary a serious occurrence form would be filed and appropriate officials and agencies would be notified.

This policy is to be reviewed and signed off annually by all staff members.

Prohibited Practices Ontario Regulation 137/15 
(1) No licensee shall permit, with respect to a child receiving child care at a child care centre it operates or at a premises where it oversees the provision of child care, (a) corporal punishment of the 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 exits 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. (2) No employee or volunteer of the licensee, or student who is on an educational placement with the licensee, and no person who provides home child care or in-home services at a premises overseen by a home child care agency shall engage in any of the prohibited practices set out in subsection (1) with respect to a child receiving child care.