We are concerned about the health and safety of your child. If your child is not feeling well in the morning, please have your child remain at home. If your child complains of not feeling well during the day, we will call you. The teacher will make a decision with you as to whether or not you will need to pick up your child. Any child who is sick will be placed in an area away from the other children until the parent arrives. We will see it that your child has adequate play materials (i.e., book, puzzle, etc), ample rest, appropriate food and fluids if the child so desires.
Your child will need to be picked up immediately if:
- He/she has a fever of 101 or higher
- He/she vomits
- He/she has two or more bouts of diarrhea
- Any communicable disease is identified (i.e., conjunctivitis, chicken pox, unidentified rashes, head lice, etc)
In any of these instances, your child cannot return to the program until they have been fever free for 24 hours, haven’t vomited in over 24 hours, and haven’t experienced any diarrhea in 24 hours. If a communicable disease had been diagnosed, a doctor’s note must accompany the child upon return to the program and they must have been on medication for at least 24 hours before they can return. If a communicable disease was not diagnosed, a doctor’s note clearing the child for return to the program must accompany him on the day of re-entry. In the event of an emergency, the child’s parents will be notified first and if they are unable to be reached, the emergency contact people listed in your child’s file will be contacted next. If no one can be reached, the family physician will be contacted.
In case of an extreme life threatening emergency, we will contact the Fire Department (911) for transportation to the nearest medical facility. The child care director or designee will accompany the child with the child’s complete file. The staff must be aware of any allergies that your child may have. A posting will be made on the allergy list in the classroom and will be covered by a piece of paper for family privacy.