Each child will be observed daily for signs of illness.
Children who are contagious must stay at home. All parents of children in my care, as well as the Health Department, will be notified by phone within 24 hours of communicable diseases or food poisoning.
Please call me if your child will not attend due to illness. If you are unsure your child should come or not, please call.
If a child should become ill during the day, you will be notified immediately and will be expected to pick up the child as soon as possible. In such event, your child will be isolated from the other children until you arrive.
The parent is responsible for finding substitute care in case of the child's illness.
The following illnesses and children who are exhibiting these symptoms are not accepted in the school as instructed by the Department of Public Health:
Diarrhea: Watery stools in a 24-hour period, especially if child acts or looks ill.
Vomiting: Vomiting on two or more occasions within the past 24 hours.
Rash: Body rash not associated with diapering, heat or allergic reactions, especially with fever or itching.
Eyes: Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye, or pink eye.
Appearance/Behavior: unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable.
Sore Throat: Especially if associated with fever or swollen glands in the neck.
Fever: Temperature of 100 degrees F or higher within the past 24 hours.
Lice: Children who have lice may not return to day care until they are louse and nit (egg) free.
Whopping Cough: Prolonged cough that may cause a child to vomit, turn red or blue or inhale with a whooping sound
Chicken Pox: Children may return when the blisters have dried and formed scabs.
Last updated 02/23/2023.