In order to maintain healthy children in our center, we have compiled a list of illnesses, symptoms and our policies for each illness. If you give your child medicine for an illness and it inhibits their ability to fully participate in the program, you will be called to remove them.
|Chills, drowsiness, weakness, sudden high fever, headache, sore throat, no appetite, possible nausea, and dizziness.||Child must be fever free without medication for 24 hours and be able to fully participate in the program’s daily activities.|
|2||Fever||Children with an auxiliary fever of 101 and above will be sent home or have an auxiliary fever less than 101 accompanied by other symptoms will be sent home.||Child must be fever free without medication for 24 hours and be able to fully participate in the program’s daily activities.|
Runny or liquid bowel movements
|Child will be sent home after 3 bowel movement occurrences in a school day and may return after bowel movements return to normal or have a doctor’s clearance.|
High fever, sore throat, dryness of throat, swollen glands at neck, and/or white coating
|Child will remain out of the center until doctor states the child can return w/note (Usually 48 hours after RX has been given).|
Red and swollen around eye, mucus or clear liquid seeps out, mucus returns after several attempts to clean.
|Child may return 24 hours after treatment has begun and clinical improvement is evident with written consent from a doctor or symptoms subside.|
Persistent itching of the scalp. Small silvery nits attached to hair especially behind ears and neck.
|Child may return after establishing that treatment was effective (No nits in the hair, even dead ones.)|
Frequent coughing, labored breathing, possible fever.
|Child may return 24 hours after medication is first administered.|
|8||Colds & Allergies||
Sneezing, stuffed or runny nose, sore throat, watery eyes, possible cough, chills and low fever.
|If symptoms persist for 5 days, a doctor’s note stating allergies or not contagious must be brought in before the child may return.|
Labored breathing, hoarseness, and loud hacking cough often coming on at sleep times.
|May return when child is able to fully participate in normal center activities.|
Fever, discomfort, itching, pink, or red spots on chest stomach, and back. Spots will change to blisters, which will crust.
|Child may return after the last spot has crusted over.|
Please remember if you are called to pick up your child, we require the parent or emergency person to pick your child within one hour. If someone has not arrived within the hour, children will be excluded for 2 operational days. Let’s work together to make our center a healthy place!! If your child cannot fully participate in daily activities including those outdoors, you will be required to keep your child out of care.