Child Illness Policy
As required by state and local regulations, to protect other children and the staff from the spread of illness within the classroom and/or preschool, no infant or child may attend with any of the following symptoms:
  • Fever in the previous 24 hours not masked by medication
  • Runny nose that is green or yellow in color that is not being treated by antibiotics
  • Questionable rash
  • Diarrhea and/or vomiting within the previous 24 hours
  • Congested and/or croupy cough
  • Pink eye or any other contagious eye infection
  • Undiagnosed or contagious rash or skin irritation
  • Any symptoms of contagious disease
Children brought to school with any of these symptoms will be sent home immediately.
 
When a child runs a temperature of 101 or higher while in attendance, or exhibits any of the symptoms listed above, the following steps will be taken:
  • A parent/guardian will be contacted. If the parent cannot be reached, a person from the emergency list will be contacted. It is imperative that parents make arrangements for a sick child to be picked up within one hour or less after receiving notification.
  • The child will be removed from the classroom and supervised in the office. 
  • Return to preschool will not be allowed until the symptoms have disappeared for a full 24 hours as mentioned above and/or after taking antibiotics for 24 hours. The child must be able to participate fully in all activities before returning.
  • Children must be within fever and fever-reducing medicines (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc) for 24 hours before returning.
  • When a highly communicable disease is contracted by a child in the preschool, the office or classroom teacher will warn parents of a possible contagion, if deemed necessary.