Redirection of Child Behavior
Our positive guidance policies and procedures are designed
to help children learn appropriate behavior. The teachers
and staff model appropriate behavior at all times, utilizing
redirection and constructive solution techniques. Children
are taught to use acceptable alternatives such as creative
problem solving and critical thinking skills in an effort
to reduce conflict. There will be no corporal punishment at
the Rainbow Kids Integral Preschool.
Biting is a common problem among small children. Reasons for
biting include teething, sensory exploration, autonomy and
control, peer interaction, imitation, frustration, anxiety,
and curiosity. It occurs most frequently when a child is tired,
frustrated, or over-stimulated.
What do we do when it happens?
- Attend to the recipient first. Complete an accident report
for every incident. Report broken skin to the Preschool
Director, and to the child's parents as quickly as possible.
- The biting child will be redirected to appropriate activities.
Parents of the children involved will be notified. However,
neither the parents of the bitten child nor the parents
of the biting child will be given the name of the other
child in the incident.
- If a child has bitten several times in a short period
of time, the teacher(s), the director, and the child's parents
will develop an intervention plan.