Illness Policy 

ILLNESSES:

Guidelines for excluding your sick child from the center for these illnesses are as follow:

Fever:

  • Any child with a temperature of 100.4F will be sent home.

  • Any child with a temperature of 100+ will be monitored every 30 minutes

 

Children sent home with fevers not related to teething or immunization shots will be required to stay home at least one full business day after the fever has dissipated on its own, without the aid of medication.

 

Diarrhea:

Infants and children with stools that are loose or have excessive water and NOT contained in the diaper area, or use of toilet, will be sent home immediately. The child will not be able to return to the center for at least one full business day after the last recorded incident.

 

Infants and children with stools that are loose and contained in the diaper area or used of toilet and have a fever will be sent home immediately. The child will not be able to return to the center for at least one full business day after the last recorded incident. In some cases, a doctor’s note must accompany the child upon returning to childcare.

 

Streptococcal:

Infants and children diagnosed with this illness will be excluded from the center for at least one full business day after treatment has been initiated and until the child has been without fever for at least one full business day. A doctor’s note must accompany the child upon returning to childcare.

 

Vomiting:

Infants and children will be sent home immediately. The child will be excluded from the center for at least one full business day after the last recorded incident.

 

Pink Eye:

Infants and children will be sent home immediately. Children must be on required antibiotic for at least one full business day and showing no signs of watery white, or yellow discharge from the eyes. A doctor’s note must accompany the child upon returning to childcare.

 

Rash:

Infants and children will be sent home immediately if the rash is accompanied by a fever or behavior change in the child. The child will be excluded until a physician has determined the rash is not the symptom of a communicable disease. A doctor’s note must accompany the child upon returning to childcare.

 

Antibiotic:

If your child is given antibiotics for any reason, even including ear infections, they will be excluded from the center for at least one full business day before returning to childcare. A doctor’s note must accompany the child upon returning to childcare.