5101:2-18-22 Behavior management for children in approved child day camps.

(A) At an approved child day camp, the program staff member in charge of a child or group of children shall ensure that developmentally appropriate child guidance and management techniques are followed at all times.

(B) Discipline shall be constructive and educational in nature, shall include such measures as redirection and problem solving and shall involve the child in the resolution of the situation.

(C) The methods of managing children's behavior shall apply to all people on the premises and shall ensure the following:

(1) There shall be no corporal punishment or any cruel, harsh or unusual punishment such as, but not limited to, punching, pinching, shaking, spanking, or biting.

(2) No discipline technique shall be delegated to a counselor in training or any other child.

(3) No physical restraints shall be used to confine a child.

(4) No child shall be placed in a locked room or confined in an enclosed area.

(5) No child shall be humiliated or subjected to profane language, threats, derogatory remarks about himself/herself or his or her family or other verbal abuse.

(6) Discipline shall not be imposed on a child for failure to eat, sleep or for toileting accidents.

(7) Techniques of discipline shall not humiliate, shame or frighten a child.

(8) Discipline shall not include withholding food, rest or toilet use.

(9) Separation, when used as discipline, shall be brief and appropriate to the child's age and circumstances, and the child shall be within sight and hearing of a program staff member.

(10) The camp shall not abuse or neglect children and shall protect children from abuse while in the camp's care.

(D) The child day camp shall have written procedures that describe the camp's philosophy of child management and the specific methods of managing children's behavior at the camp. The written procedures shall be on file at the camp for review by ODJFS.

(E) Preservice training requirements of rule 5101: 2-18-11 of the Administrative Code shall include all requirements of this rule.

Effective: 04/01/2009
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/26/2008 and 04/01/2014
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.22
Rule Amplifies: 5104.22
Prior Effective Dates: 9/1/93