Expulsion Policy

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 to tardiness when picking up Child.
• Physical or verbal abuse to staff
• Other (explain).

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.
• Other (explain).

Proactive Actions That Will Be Taken In Order To Prevent Expulsion

• Staff will try to redirect child from negative behavior.
• Staff will reassess classroom environment, appropriate 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.
• A brief time-out will be given so child can regain control.
• Child may lose certain privileges (Explain).
• 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 ho 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.


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 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 allow the parent an adequate amount of 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 (1-877-667-9845)

• Reported a abuse or neglect occurring at the center (1-877-NJAbuse) (1-877-652-2873)

• Questioned the center regarding policies and procedures.

• Without giving the parent an adequate amount of time to make child care arrangements.