Sick Child Policy

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Please keep your child at home if they have the following symptoms:

  • Fever or any elevated body temperature within the past 24 hours.
  • Diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
  • Nausea or vomiting within the past 24 hours.
  • Nasal secretions that are thick, yellow, or green and require frequent attention. Cloudy or colored nasal secretions may indicate allergy, but this requires a physician’s diagnosis.
  • Sore throat with or without fever or accompanied by swollen glands.
  • Cough accompanied by fever or yellow and green mucous, vomiting or nausea.
  • Eyes that appear to be reddened and are itching, with or without abnormal secretions should be seen by a physician to rule out “Pink Eye”.
  • Unusual rashes or boils need to be seen by a physician before returning to Preschool.
  • Lice or Nits – Nits appear as white dandruff-like flakes attached to the shaft of the hair.
  • Lethargic behavior as noted by the parent or a child’s report of not feeling well.

When children have been exposed to communicable diseases such as hepatitis, chicken pox, measles or other contagious infections, all staff members and classroom parents shall be notified. Chicken pox sores need to be dried before returning to Preschool.

If a child becomes ill while at the Preschool, the parent or guardian will be notified to pick up the child as soon as possible.

We ask all students to wash hands before or upon entering the classrooms.