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Georgia Day Care Centers – What Rules / Laws Apply to Discipline of Children in Day Care Centers?

By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network


Pursuant to Rule 591-1-1.11 Discipline of the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers, day care centers may use discipline measures provided that they are not detrimental to the physical and mental health of the child. These rules prohibit day care center employees from sexually or physically abusing a child under the care of the day care center. Furthermore, the regulations prohibit corporal punishment, the shaking, jerking, pinching, or rough handling of a child. Verbal abuse and humiliation are also prohibited acts. Isolation, restraints, force feeing, and confinement are also prohibited by the Georgia Rules and Regulations for Child Care Learning Centers.

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