Public Health manual available in the Preschool Office
Keeping your child healthy is important to all of us. By working together we can keep your child healthier. Children with temperatures over 99.5˚, vomiting, diarrhea or any of the illnesses listed below should not be in school. Children should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Child care requirements require us to follow this policy. These requirements were developed directly from guidelines set by the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Public Health Association. (We do not have a nurse on staff nor do we administer medications since we are a half-day program.)
Severe pain or discomfort
Severe coughing or sore throat
Yellow (jaundiced) skin or yellow eyes
Red eyes with discharge
Infected untreated skin patches or lesions
Difficult or rapid breathing
Severe itching of body or scalp
Skin rashes, excluding diaper rash, lasting more than one (1) day Swollen joints
Visibly enlarged lymph nodes
Blood or pus from ear, skin, urine, stool
Unusual behavior for the child characterized by no playing, confusion, persistent, inconsolable crying
Loss of appetite
Green mucus-Green mucus means infection, allergy or not
Symptoms which indicate any of the following:
Chicken Pox Impetigo Lice
Scabies Strep Throat
If your child becomes ill during the day, we will call you to pick up your child promptly. If we are unable to reach a parent we will begin contacting the persons listed on the Emergency Treatment Card.
We encourage your child's good health by teaching good hygiene to the children, especially handwashing.
We closely supervise children in an attempt to prevent injuries, but accidents do occur. We have been trained in first aid and CPR. Minor injuries requiring only a band aid or ice will be reported to you when you pick up your child. For more serious injuries requiring extensive attention, we will follow the emergency procedures outlined on our Emergency Treatment Card including calling home, calling the parents' place of employment, calling other emergency numbers listed, contacting the physician, calling 911 for treatment and transportation to a medical facility and continuing to call parents until one is reached.
It is essential that you inform us if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious illness, such as chicken pox, pink eye, or strep throat, so we can inform the parents of the other children.