FTCC Illness Policy 


PARENTS AGREE TO KEEP THEIR CHILD/CHILDREN AT HOME OR SEEK ALTERNATE CARE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:


  • Pain - any complaints of unexplained or undiagnosed pain
  • Fever (100°F/38°C or higher)
  • Excessive runny nose/or excessive drooling due to congestion
  • Abnormal excessive coughing
  • Sore throat or trouble swallowing
  • Headache or stiff neck
  • Unexplained diarrhea or loose stool combined with nausea, vomiting or abdominal           cramps. The child will be kept at home until all symptoms have stopped.
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Chicken pox
  • Pink eye
  • Skin rash
  • Known or suspected communicable diseases
  • Ringworm
  • Impetigo
  • Any parasitic infestation (lice, scabies, etc.)



IT IS REQUIRED TO KEEP (OR TAKE) A CHILD HOME WHEN THE CHILD:

  • Is suffering from one or more of the above symptoms
  • Is not well enough to take part in the activities at the daycare



CHILDREN MAY RETURN TO CARE WHEN THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN MET:


  • Physician has approved readmission into care
  • Absence of fever for 24 hours
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea has subsided for 24 hours
  • Children must have been on antibiotics for a period of 48 hours
  • Chicken pox lesions are completely crusted over
  • Ringworm treatment has occurred for 48 hours
  • Scabies are under treatment for 10 days (accompanied with a physician’s note)
  • Lice are under treatment, and no nits are present on hair. Head is clear of any signs of Lice
  • Pinworm treatment has occurred 24 hours before readmission
  • Lesions from impetigo are no longer weeping (accompanied with a physician’s note)
  • Conjunctivitis has diminished and been treated to the point that the eyes are no longer discharging
  • The child has completed the contagious stage of the illness



ULTIMATELY THE CARE OF THE CHILD IS THE PARENT'S RESPONSIBILITY


Parents will inform the daycare within 24 hours of a diagnosis of a serious illness or contagious disease of a communicable nature in the family.  This is to protect the children and their families who attend the daycare.  Failure to do so is grounds for immediate termination of care.

Parents agree that a child will be symptom free, without the aid of symptom reducing medications such as Tylenol, for a full 24 hours prior to returning to daycare.  We reserve the right to ask for a note from your family doctor, depending on the illness/disease.




MEDICATIONS:


Prescription medications will only be given to a child in care with the following conditions:

Parent gives written permission to the caregiver, with full instructions as to dosage, and times to administer medication. (forms are available from the daycare for this purpose)

All prescribed medications must have the child's name on the prescription bottle.

All medication must be prescribed by a Physician.


FTCC will not administer any over the counter medication





CARE OF A SICK CHILD AND NOTIFICATION OF PARENTS


When a child becomes ill, we will make the child comfortable in a quiet place e.g. (supervisor’s office)

where he/she can rest away from other children and be closely supervised.

Daycare staff will refer to the communicable disease reporting form for Infection Control Information.

Parents will be notified immediately and agree to begin making alternate work arrangements or arrangements for

alternate care. If your child is seriously ill, you or an alternate must come for the child IMMEDIATELY.

If we cannot reach a parent, I will call an emergency contact listed on the registration form or the child's doctor may

be contacted depending on the seriousness of the illness.








In the event a child has symptoms that may compromise the heath and well being of the Children and Staff, FTCC reserves the right to deny entry into the program by requesting a Physicians’ note to confirm the child is well enough to be in care.