WAC 170-296A-6100: Separating a child from the group

Published: 2015

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WAC 170-296A-6100

Separating a child from the group.

(1) The licensee or staff may separate a child three years or older from other children as a form of discipline only long enough to allow the child to regain control of himself or herself. The child must remain under the direct supervision of the licensee or primary staff person.
(2) The licensee or primary staff person must:
(a) Take into account the child's developmental level and ability to understand the consequences of his or her actions;
(b) Communicate to the child the reason for being separated from the other children;
(c) Not discipline any child by separating the child from the group and placing him or her in a closet, a bathroom, a locked room, outside or in unlicensed space; or
(d) Not use high chairs, car seats and other confining space or equipment for the purpose of punishment or restricting a child's movements.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.060, 43.215.070, and chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 11-23-068, § 170-296A-6100, filed 11/14/11, effective 3/31/12.]