Guidelines for exclusion from daycare

  •  For health reasons, the Center can only accept healthy children. Please use you best judgment and do not send your child to school if any of the following conditions exist:

     ·    If your child is running a fever over 100.0.  (Please do not give your child Tylenol or any other fever reducer to keep the fever down so they can attend school.  A masked fever can still infect others.

    ·   If your child has a continuous runny nose, and/or green (infectious) drainage from the nose, please keep them at home.  It is impossible to stop the spread of germs when a child’s nose is continuously running.

    ·  If your child has a cough or wheezing which causes them pain, stress, discomfort, or produces excessive phlegm, please keep them at home.

    ·  If your child is suffering from diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat or other flu like symptoms, they need to be kept home until they are symptom free for 

        at least 24 hours.

    ·   If your child has a contagious disease, virus, undiagnosed rash, red draining eyes, or open cold sores, they cannot return until they are symptom free for at least 24 hours.

    ·   If your child receives antibiotics or medication from the doctor for any infection ** (viral or bacterial) they need to stay home for at least 24 hours.

    •  If your child develops a temperature of 100.0 or higher, or any of the above listed symptoms of illness while at the Center, the staff will isolate the child from other children and parents will be notified.  You will need to make arrangements for your child to be picked up, or pick your child up within 30 minutes from the time of notification.  We realize that these guidelines are often hard to adhere to, however we are required by state guidelines to have sick children removed from the center as soon as possible.  Your child will not be permitted back into the center until the child has been symptom free for 24 hours or obtains a doctor's note stating that the child is not contagious and free to return to school.