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PDFWAC 110-300-0330

Positive relationships and child guidance.

(1) An early learning provider must work to maintain positive relationships with children by using consistent guidance techniques to help children learn. Guidance techniques must adapt an early learning program's environment, routines, and activities to a child's strengths, developmental level, abilities, culture, community, and relate to the child's behavior.
(2) Guidance techniques may include:
(a) Coaching behavior;
(b) Modeling and teaching social skills such as taking turns, cooperation, waiting, self-control, respect for the rights of others, treating others kindly, and conflict resolution;
(c) Offering choices;
(d) Distracting;
(e) Redirecting or helping a child change their focus to something appropriate to achieve their goal;
(f) Planning ahead to prevent problems and letting children know what events will happen next;
(g) Explaining consistent, clear rules and involving children in defining simple, clear classroom limits;
(h) Involving children in solving problems; and
(i) Explaining to children the natural and logical consequence related to the child's behavior in a reasonable and developmentally appropriate manner.
[WSR 18-15-001, recodified as § 110-300-0330, filed 7/5/18, effective 7/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.215.070, 43.215.201 and chapter 42.56 RCW. WSR 18-14-079, § 170-300-0330, filed 6/30/18, effective 8/1/19.]
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