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 of communicable diseases or food poisoning.
Please call me if your child will not be coming due to illness.
If you are unsure whether 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 are not accepted in my home per instruction of the Department of Public Health:
Diarrhea: Three or more 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 101 degrees F. or higher and sore throat, rash, vomiting, diarrhea, ear ache, irritability or confusion.
Lice: Children who have lice may not return to day care until they are louse and nit (egg) free.