ILLNESS POLICY

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

 

Fever

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. Any child with a temperature of 100.4F will be sent home Any child with a temperature of 100F+ will be monitored every 30 minutes.

 

Diarrhea

Infants and children with loose stools or excessive water and NOT contained in the diaper or toilet will be sent home immediately. After the last recorded incident, the child cannot return to the center for at least one full business day. Infants and children with loose stools contained in the diaper or toilet but who have a fever will be sent home immediately. After the last recorded incident, the child cannot return to the center for at least one full business day. In some cases, a doctor's note may be required for the child to return to the center.

Streptococcal (Strep Throat)

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 the child has been without fever for at least one full business day. A doctor's note is required for the child to return to the center. Vomiting Infants and children will be sent home immediately. After the last recorded incident, the child will be excluded from the center for at least one full business day.

Pink Eye

Infants and children will be sent home immediately. Children must be on the 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 is required for the child to return to the center.

 

Rash

Infants and children will be sent home immediately if the rash is accompanied by a fever or behavior change. The child will be excluded until a physician has determined the rash is not the symptom of a contagious disease. A doctor's note is required for the child to return to the center.

 

Antibiotic

If your child is given antibiotics for any reason, 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 is required for the child to return to the center.


Medication

Over-the-counter medicine brought from home must have the child's name on the bottle. If the child's name is not on the label, we cannot administer it. Prescriptions must be followed explicitly according to the label. Medications are to be placed in a tub in the fridge or locked in the office. If your child needs medicine at the center, you must fill out a medicine slip before administering it. Please let the office staff know if the medication needs to be refrigerated and if it needs to go home with you at night.