Children with the following illnesses or symptoms MAY NOT attend the center:
Severe pain or discomfort
Acute diarrhea (two or more episodes of loose bowls constitutes diarrhea)
Acute vomiting (one episode of vomiting)
Temperature of 100.5 or higher
Skin rashes, excluding diaper rash
Infected, untreated skin patches
Visibly enlarged lymph nodes
Red eyes with discharge (conjunctivitis)
Children must be free of fever, diarrhea, and vomiting for 24 hours before retuning to the center. Children may not return to the center until they are eating and digesting their normal diet. Children with strep throat or conjunctivitis must be on medication for 24 hours before returning to the center. Children experiencing other illnesses must be symptom free before returning to the center. A physician’s note may be required stating that the child poses no serious health risk to other children before he/she is re-admitted to the center.
If a child becomes ill during the day, the parent will be notified to pick up the child immediately. If we are unable to contact a parent, we will contact someone from the emergency contact list to pick up the child. Sick children will be isolated until they are picked up.
Please understand that we care very deeply about the health of all our children. Therefore, this policy will be strictly enforced!