State Discipline Policy Rule # 400.5107
• Staff shall use developmentally appropriate positive methods of discipline which encourage self control, self direction, self esteem, cooperation.
• Staff shall be prohibited from using the following as a means of punishment:
Hitting, spanking, shaking, biting, pinching, or inflicting other forms of corporal punishment.
Restricting a child's movement by binding or tying him or her.
Inflicting mental or emotional punishment, such as humiliating, shaming, or threatening a child.
Depriving a child of meals, snacks, rest, or necessary toilet use.
Confining a child in an enclosed area such as a closet, locked room, box or similar cubicle.
• Non severe and developmentally appropriate discipline or restraint may be used when reasonably necessary, to prevent a child from harming himself or her self. Or to prevent a child from harming other persons or property, excluding those forms of punishment prohibited by sub rule (2) of this rule.
• A center shall have a written policy regarding the discipline of children. This policy shall be furnished to staff and parents.