Health

POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR EXCLUDING ILL CHILDREN

Children with any of the following symptoms are not permitted to remain in care:

 

  • Fever of at least 100 º F as reading under arm accompanied by one or more of the following:   

  • Earache

  • A headache        

  • Signs of irritability or confusion        

  • A sore throat        

  • Rash 

  • Fatigue that limits participation in daily activities

  • Vomiting: 2 or more occasions within the past 24 hours.

  • Diarrhea: 3 or more watery stools within the past 24 hours or any bloody stool.

  • Rash, especially with fever or itching.

  •  Eye discharge or conjunctivitis (pinkeye) until clear or until 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.

  •  Sick appearance, not feeling well, and/or not able to keep up with program activities.

  •  Open or oozing sores, unless properly covered and 24 hours has passed since starting antibiotic treatment if antibiotic treatment is necessary.

  •  Lice or scabies

 

Following exclusion, children are readmitted to the program when they no longer have any of the above symptoms and/or Public Health exclusion guidelines for child care are met. 
We notify parents and guardians when their children may have been exposed to a communicable disease or condition (other than the common cold) and provide them with information about that disease or condition.  We notify parents and guardians of possible exposure by phone.  Individual child confidentiality is maintained.

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