Arrival of a Sick Child
A child who arrives noticeably ill, with a rash or with a fever will not be admitted for that day. All children sent home with a fever or other illness is required to stay home from the center for a period of at least (24) hours. Should a child become ill during the day, the parent will be notified immediately.
Illness and Medication Policy
We will always communicate with you if your child is not feeling well.
Each child is required by State regulation to have on file, a health statement which includes a record of up to date immunizations and the signature of the child’s source of medical care. Healthcare information must be complete prior to the child’s enrollment.
Every child must have a physical examination within the last year and/or prior to admission. A physician or public heath nurse may do the physical.
In the case of a medical emergency, I will administer first aid. The parent or authorized adult will be notified as quickly as possible. If medical attention is required, the local ambulance service will be contacted and your child will be transported to the local hospital. Every effort will be made to contact the child’s own physician.
I must have on file for each child a signed permission for healthcare authorizing emergency childcare and transfer of medical records to the local hospital. Also, emergency numbers for reaching the parent/guardian and at least one (1) additional authorized person.
Guidelines Regarding Sick Children:
Child will have to be picked up if Children may return to school
Temperature of 100 degrees or higher 24 hours symptom free
Diarrhea, 2 movements within 1 hour 24 hours without use of medication
Conjunctivitis (pink eye) 24 hours after treatment begins
Impetigo 24 hours after intake of antibiotics
Pin Worms 24 hours after treatment begins
Ringworms 24 hours after treatment begins
Rubella 6 days after rash appears
Hand Foot Mouth Disease After sores have healed
Lice Nit Free
Chickenpox (Scabbed over) 6 days after rash appears & sores scabbed over
Any other childhood communicable disease At doctor’s discretion, note is required
In the event a child contract a communicable disease and exposes the other children, notice of such exposure will be posted and parents will be notified when they pick up their children. The ill child will not be allowed to return to the daycare until the period of the contagiousness has passed.
We provide nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Our food program nutritionist reviews all menus and menus are posted on the parent’s information board. Please inform me in writing, if your child as any allergies
Please dress your child appropriately and comfortably in play clothes so that they are easy to get in and out of. Many activities can
get messy, such as sand, water and play paint. Smocks are used but they do not cover every inch of clothing. Also, for safety reasons, please avoid bringing your child in open toed sandals or flip flops. The children engage in outdoor activities, weather permitting. If your child is not well enough to go outside, they are not well enough to attend daycare.
Toys From Home
It is preferred that children do not bring toys from home. We are not responsible for lost or broken personal toys.
We recognize and celebrate all holidays by stories, pictures, coloring, music, parties and discussion. Please let me know if you have any suggestions to help us understand these or other holidays better
If You Have Questions
We are open at 6:00 AM. If your child will be late or will not be attending, please notify us. Keeping us notified is important because it delays meals and activities when we are waiting for a child to arrive. Some children may experience difficulty separating from their parents, I know how hard it is to leave an upset child however, a child will normally calm down within minutes after his/her parent has left. The quicker you leave the faster your child will adjust.
Release of a Child:
I will only release your child to parents, legal guardians or a person authorized on the proper form filled out by a parent or legal guardian. This form will be required at registration and it is the parent’s responsibility to keep it updated.
You must give advance notice when someone, other than the person(s) authorized is coming to pick up your child. If notification of change for the day is not received by me – your child will not be released.
In the event of a medical emergency, fire, natural disaster, I will take immediate steps to ensure your child’s safety and will contact you as soon as possible.
Communication and Family Involvement
Keeping the lines of communication open is extremely important. If you have any questions or concern, please feel free to speak to me at anytime.
You may also call me after 8:30PM.
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to get involved in many activities. The opportunity exists for parent involvement as
· Chaperoning on field trips
· Talking to the children about your career
· Helping your child prepare for “Show and Tell”
· Helping to provide treats or other items for our parties
Arrival & Departure: