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Health Information

Each child is required by state regulations to have on file a health statement, which includes a record of up-to-date immunizations and the signature of the child’s source of medical care. If a child’s health care statement is not complete the child will not be allowed to enter the program.

Each child must have a physical examination within the last year before entrance into the school. This physical may be done by a physician, public health nurse, or preschool screening clinic.

The school must have on file for each child a signed permission for Health Care authorizing emergency care and transfer of medical records to the local hospital.

Emergency numbers for reaching the parent or guardian and another authorized person must also be on file.

No child who arrives at school noticeably ill, with a rash, or with a fever will be admitted for that day. Should a child become ill during the day, the parent is notified immediately. The child is taken to the sick room and remains there under adult supervision until the parent or authorized person arrives to take the child home.

In the event a child contracts a communicable disease and exposes the other children, notice of such exposure will be posted, and parents will be notified when they pick up their children. The ill child will not be allowed to return to the school until the period of contagion has passed.

In case of medical emergency the parent or authorized adult will be notified as quickly as possible. If medical attention is required, the staff will call the local ambulance service, which will transport the child to the local hospital. Every effort will be made to contact the child’s parents.


In the event the following occur, we ask you to keep your child at home:

  1. A temperature of 100 degrees or any fever accompanied by:
    1. a deep cough
    2. earache or draining ear
    3. spasms of cough
    4. sore throat
  2. A rash or any kind until diagnosed, treated, or declared harmless by a physician.
  3. Early colds (Coughing and sneezing), very bad colds with purulent discharge
  4. Diarrhea or vomiting the previous evening or before morning – child needs to be free from vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school
  5. Red, runny or matting eyes – may be pink eye (conjunctivitis) – please call your doctor
  6. Bronchitis – if your child is coughing frequently

We are a school for “healthy” children. A child who is not well does not benefit from out program and can adversely affect the health of our other children. If you have any doubts about your child’s health, please keep your child home and contact your family doctor.

In the event your child becomes sick while at the school, you will be promptly notified. We expect that you will come to the school as quickly as possible to take your child home. A sick report will be completed and reviewed with you at the time you pick your child up.

Illness Chart

Illness: May Return:
Chicken Pox24 hours after lesions have crusted
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)24 hours after start of treatment (if specifically drainage and excessive tearing have stopped)
CroupAfter illness has subsided
Diarrhea-Gastro Enteritis24 hours after last loose stool or after 1 normal bowel movement.
RubellaAt least 7 days and 24 hours after symptoms end.
Hepatitis AAt least 7 days after onset of jaundice
Impetigo24 hours after treatment has started
Fever24 hours after temperature is normal
Influenza24 hours after symptoms have subsided
MeaslesAt least 4 days after onset of rash
Lice24 hours after treatment has begun
Whooping CoughAt least 7 days after therapy has started
Pin WormsAfter treatment is completed
RoseolaAfter illness has subsided
Scabies24 hours after start of treatment
Strep throat48 hours after start of treatment
Poison IvyAfter lesions have dried up
Pneumonia or EpiglottisWritten note from physician (If due to H-Flu, Health Dept. must give order)
Bacterial (Spinal) MeningitisWhen Health Dept. gives OK
Mumps14 days after swelling begins

*Source: US Dept. of Health and Human Services

Medication Policies

Prescription medication may be given only upon written order of a physician stating that the child care provider may administer such medication and specifying the circumstances, if any, under which the medication must not be administered accompanied by written instructions from the parent.

Prescription medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s complete name, the medication name, recommended dosage, time intervals for administration, method of administration, expiration dated and prescriber’s name and license number. Such medication will be stored according to the instructions on the label, kept beyond the reach of children and returned to the parent when no longer needed.

Over-the-counter medication may be given on an infrequent, non-routine basis under written instructions from the parent, provided such instructions are consistent with the directions on the manufacturer’s label. If a child develops symptoms which indicated a need for over-the-counter medication while in care at the center such medication may be given under oral instructions from the parent for that day only. The provider will document that oral approval was given by the parent. Topical ointments may be applied as needed for protection against the sun or diaper rash under written parental approval.

Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container with the manufacturer’s label and directions for administration. Such medication must be labeled with the child’s complete name, stored according to the instructions on the label, kept beyond the reach of children and returned to the parent when no longer needed.

*Medication Release forms can be obtained from the teachers in your child’s room. These forms will be maintained and reviewed by the state licensing authority.