In general, if your child is too sick to go outside and play, then your child is too sick to attend childcare.
This preschool is a well child family facility. This means that if your child is not feeling well, for any reason, you will need to find alternate care. Please do not bring your child if he/she has a contagious illness or exhibits any of the following symptoms:
Fever of 100 degrees or above
Vomiting, in excess of typical infant spit-ups
Diarrhea that is excessive
Conjunctivitis ("pink eye")
Consistent complaints of ear or stomach pain
Bleeding other than minor cuts and scrapes
Excessive greenish nasal discharge, indicating possible infection
Head lice , Scabies, any parasite
Rash on skin that has not been seen by physician
Any other Contagious disease
If your child becomes ill during daycare, you will be phoned at work and asked to pick your child up immediately.
If your child has a common cold (slight cough, sneezing, clear runny nose and/or a temperature below 99 degrees) your child may attend daycare. However, if your child reaches a point when he/she requires constant attention, will not play, cries continuously, whines and wants to be held constantly, and then your child will need to stay home.
If child has a fever, they WILL need to be fever free for 24 HOURS without medication before they can return to daycare.
Any child requiring prescription medication will need to be kept at home for a period of at least 24 hours until no longer contagious, unless accompanied by a signed note from the child's medical practitioner.
Please dispense all medications at home whenever possible. For times when this is not possible, a Medicine Consent Form must be filled out in order for me to dispense any medications. All prescription and over-the-counter medications must be in their original container(s), and prescriptions must display the pharmacist’s label with the doctor's name. In addition, a signed note must accompany all prescriptions prescribed from the child's parent.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: All children entering the preschool must be up to date on all shots, unless there is a medical reason (documentation required) or religious reasons (needs signed on state forms). All children MUST have a well-child check within six months before entering the preschool, this is requirement of the state.
If you have any questions, please feel free to discuss them with us at any time.