Expulsion Policy

 
Unfortunately, there are sometimes reasons we have to expel a child from our program either on a short term or permanent basis. We want you to know we will do everything possible to work with the family of the child(ren) in order to prevent this policy from being enforced. The following are reasons we may have to expel or suspend a child from this center:
IMMEDIATE CAUSES FOR EXPULSION
The child is at risk of causing serious injury to other children or himself/herself.
Parent threatens physical or intimidating actions toward staff members. Parent exhibits verbal abuse to staff in front of enrolled children.

PARENTAL ACTIONS FOR CHILD'S EXPULSION

Failure to pay/habitual lateness in payments.
Failure to complete required forms including the child's immunization records.
Habitual tardiness when picking up your-child,-
Verbal abuse to staff.
CHILD'S ACTIONS FOR EXPULSION
Failure of child to adjust after a reasonable amount of time.
Uncontrollable tantrums/ angry outbursts.
Ongoing physical or verbal abuse to staff or other children.
Excessive biting.
SCHEDULE OF EXPULSION
If after the remedial actions above have not worked, the child's parent/guardian will be advised verbally and in writing about the child's or parent's behavior warranting an expulsion. An expulsion action is meant to be a period of time so that the parent/ guardian may work on the child's behavior or to come to an agreement with the center.
The parent/guardian will be informed regarding the length of the expulsion period.
The parent/guardian will be informed about the expected behavioral changes required in order for the child or parent to return to the center.

The parent/guardian will be given a specific expulsion date that allows the parent sufficient time to seek alternate child care (approximately one to two weeks notice depending on risk to other children's welfare or safety).Failure of the child/parent to satisfy the terms of the plan may result in permanent expulsion from the center.

A CHILD WILL NOT BE EXPELLED If a child's parent(s):
Made a complaint to the Office of Licensing regarding a center's alleged violations of the licensing requirements.
+ Reported abuse or neglect occurring at the center.
+ Questioned the Center regarding policies and procedures.
Without giving the parent sufficient time to make other child care arrangements.
PROACTIVE ACTIONS THAT CAN BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO PREVENT EXPULSION
Staff will try to redirect child from negative behavior.
Staff will reassess classroom environment, appropriate of activities, supervision. Staff will always use positive methods and language while disciplining children.
Staff will praise appropriate behaviors.
Staff will consistently apply consequences for rules.
Child will be given verbal warnings,
Child will be given time to regain control,
Child's disruptive behavior will be documented and maintained in confidentiality
Parent/guardian will be notified verbally.
Parent/guardian will be given written copies of the disruptive behaviors that might lead to expulsion.
The director, classroom staff and parent/guardian will have a conference(s) to discuss how to promote positive behaviors.
The parent will be given literature or other resources regarding methods of improving behavior.
Recommendation of evaluation by professional consultation on premises.
Recommendation of evaluation by local school district child study team.
General Resources for Parents and Families
Child Development and Special Needs
Zero to Three http://www.zerotothree.org
NJ Parent Link (provides links to various types of services) http://www.nj.gov/njparentlink/
Moms2Moms http://ubhc.rutgers.edu/mom2mom/links.htm
Early Intervention System (birth to 3 years) http://nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/index.shtml
Family Link (birth to three years) http://www.familylinknj.org/
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN) www.spanadvocacy.org
Autism Speaks http://www.autismspeaks.org/

Parent workshops and informational articles may be found at:
Upcoming Parent/Family Events/Workshops in the Morris/Sussex County Region
http://www.morrissussexresourcenet.org/news-events/events/
United Way Success by 6http://www.unitedwaynnj.org/ourwork/ed_successby6resources.php
National Association for the Education of Young Childrenhttp://families.naeyc.org/

Oral Health
Healthy Children http://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy- living/oralhealth/Pages/Teething-and-Dental-Hygiene.aspx and www.healthychildren.org
American Academy of Pediatricshttp://www2.aap.org/commpeds/dochs/oralhealth/index.html

Nutrition and Physical Activity
Let’s Move https://letsmove.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/
Eating Healthy www.nutrition.gov/life-stages/children
My Plate https://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Communicable Diseases/Preventive Health Care
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/
Medication Administration Safety
Healthy Children https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/default.aspx

General Child Safety
Healthy Childrenhttps://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-pre...
Safe Kids https://www.safekids.org/safetytips

Mental Health Services
Primary Screening Center for Morris County:
St. Clare’s Hospital
25 Pocono Road
Denville, NJ 07834
24/7 Hotline: (973) 625-0280
Behavioral Health Services Central Intake: 1-888-626-2111

Emergency Services Affiliated with Screening Center:
Morristown Medical Center
100 Madison Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960
24/7 Hotline: 973-540-0100

Mental Health Association of Morris County- (973) 334-3496http://www.mhamorris.org/
Directory of Morris County Mental Health Services http://oem.morriscountynj.gov/directory-mental-health/

Perform Care (behavioral health for children)
1-877-652-7624 http://www.performcarenj.org/index.aspx
Substance Abuse
Prevention is Keywww.mcpik.org

Health and Human Service Resources
First Call for Help: Dial 211 or 1-800-435-7555:
NJ 2-1-1 is a statewide information and referral service that is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Go to www.nj211.org to search their resource database on your own.

Morris County Department of Human Services http://morrishumanservices.org/services.asp

New Jersey Regional Crisis Hotlines
2nd Floor Helpline: 1-(888) 222-2228 Geared for children and young adults ages 10-24 years of age. Free and confidential helpline for youth ages 10-24 to call 24/7. Visit the web site at www.2ndfloor.org
Contact We Care: 24/7 Helpline 908-232-2880 Information and referrals, crisis suicidal helpline and listening service and covers Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset and Union Counties.
Family Crisis Intervention (Adolescent): 24 hour: 1-908-298-7800
Addictions Hotline of NJ: 24 hr.: 1-800-238-2333
Gambling: 1-800-GAMBLER
Parents Anonymous Helpline-Referral: 1-800-THE-KIDS
National Child Abuse Hotline: 1800-422-4453
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK
National Runaway Switchboard: 1-800-RUNAWAY
NJ AIDS/STD Hotline: 24hr: 1-800-624-2377
Health Care:
NJ Family Carehttp://www.njfamilycare.org/default.aspx
New Jersey State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs and Medicare Part D
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/doas/home/pbp.html
NJ Drug Card - http://www.newjerseydrugcard.com/index.php

Housing Assistance
http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/dfd/programs/emergency/
http://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/ha.html

Additional Resources
Child and Family Resourceshttp://www.childandfamily-nj.org/
Devereux Centerhttp://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=nj_index
Children’s Safety Networkhttp://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/
Family Partners of Morris and Sussex Countieshttp://www.familypartnersms.org/
Caring Partners of Morris and Sussex Counties http://www.caringpartnerscmo.org/
Deirdre’s House: Morris County center for child victims of abuse and/or neglect http://www.deirdreshouse.org/
Jersey Battered Women's Services, Inc. (JBWS): Emergency Shelter
24 Hr. Hotline: (973) 267-4763 TTY: (973) 285-9095Office: (973) 267-7520