Health Guidelines

The following guidelines have been established to clarify the exclusion and re-admission policies to the day care in the event of illness or contagious condition. Our intent is to keep the day care environment as healthy as possible for all children, parents and staff.

EXCLUSION

RE ADMISSION

A child may not attend day care if he/she has:

A child may return to day care provided:

Communicable Disease or Infection

See Chart Below.

Fever of 100 °F or above

Child must be free of fever for 24 hours.

Been given acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) to reduce fever in the past 24 hours

Must be kept home for another day to observe for additional symptoms

Diarrhea, vomiting, severe coughing, extreme pain or discomfort, jaundice (yellowish) skin or eyes, or purulent (yellow/green) drainage from eyes, ears, nose or a wound

Symptoms disappear or physician decides child is not contagious.

 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

1 day after treatment begins.

Impetigo

24 hours after taking medication an infection appears to be healing.

Head Lice (Pediculosis)

Hair must be completely nit-free before re admission.

Ringworm (Tinea)

Same day treatment begins.

Scabies

24 hours after treatment begins.

Serious Illnesses (i.e. Meningococcal illnesses, Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib Disease), Tuberculosis (TB), Hepatitis)

A physician's note is required for re-admission.

 

General Guidelines

1. A parent may be asked to verify a skin rash as non-contagious with a physician's note.

2. A parent may be asked to keep a child at home if a cold appears to be worsening or failing to improve.

3. If a child is treated with an antibiotic for a contagious condition, the child must have taken medication for at least 24 hours prior to re-admission.

4. The director reserves the right to request a physician's note for any questionable symptoms or conditions before re-admission is allowed

 

MOST COMMON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

5 days after antibiotic treatment begins.

 

The director will inform parents of any case of communicable disease or illness that has been reported or has occurred at the day care. When possible, parents will receive written information regarding the specific illness or condition, symptoms and precautions