Child guidance and behavior management


Young children will exhibit challenging behaviors as they learn to act appropriately in different social settings.  Eastern Oregon University Head Start will employ a system of child guidance and behavior management that is clear and consistent, and that promotes the development of positive social skills, encourages mutual respect, strengthens self-esteem, and supports a safe and secure environment for all children and adults.

Federal and State Head Start Performance Standards prohibit the use of corporal punishment or total or extended isolation as a child management tool.  The withholding of food, basic needs or participation in special events, name-calling, ridicule, or any form of demeaning, harsh or frightening treatment is strictly forbidden.  Within the Eastern Oregon University  Head Start program, any use of corporal punishment will result in immediate termination of employment. This information is outlined in the Standards of Conduct.