For the safety and well-being of all children, the child who has any of the following symptoms must remain at home:
Fever of 99.5 degrees or more
Reddish or pink eye, with or without drainage
Croup cough-respiratory distress
Consistent nasal drainage
Diarrhea - 3 or more abnormally loose stools in succession
Any undiagnosed rash - chicken pox, impetigo, measles, ringworm, scabies, hand-foot & mouth disease, etc.
Signs of abdominal pain, headache or unusual tiredness
Unusual paleness or irritability
Children must be symptom free or on medication a minimum of 24 hours before returning to the class, 48 hours if they are diagnosed with strep throat. When children arrive at class, each child is greeted by the teacher or assistant teacher who does a quick assessment to determine that the child is healthy. Parents are encouraged to establish a plan for back-up care should their child be ill or become ill while at our program.
If a child becomes ill during the session, a parent or authorized pick-up person will be notified and informed to make arrangements to have the child picked up. Until the parent or authorized person arrives, the child will be made comfortable, will be separated from the other children, but within sight and hearing of an adult. If neither parent can be reached, we will notify the person designated on the emergency form. If we are unable to reach anyone to pick up the child or if there are delays, we will continue to assess the child’s condition frequently. If we feel the child’s condition warrants medical attention, we will contact the child’s source of health care or, if necessary, call 911.