Subchapter G. Minimum Standard Rule Revisions that May Affect Compliance

Dark Room

744.2105 What types of discipline and guidance or punishment are prohibited?

This rule has been amended to further specify certain prohibited discipline by clarifying that a child cannot be placed in a dark room, whether the door is closed or not.


Caregiver, Anna, has repeatedly asked 5 year old Thomas to stop running up the slide. Because Thomas is not listening, Anna sends Thomas to the office where he is made to stand in a dark closet until he promises to listen to his teacher. The door is open and an adult is always in the office.

Is this operation complying with the amended minimum standard rule?



Seven year old Rodrick has had another explosive outburst of anger in the classroom. His caregiver contacts the director, Jamie, who decides to take Rodrick to the "quiet place" in the empty storage closet of her office where she has provided a floor pillow and a few books for children like Rodrick who need a quiet place to regroup. Jamie always keeps the door open and has the ability to supervise both visually and auditorally.

Will Jamie be violating the amended minimum standard rule by continuing this practice?



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