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Illness Policy

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Young children frequently become mildly ill. Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers experience a yearly average of six respiratory infections (colds) and can expect one to two gastrointestinal infections (vomiting and/or diarrhea) each year.

Deciding whether to keep your child at home or when to send a child home from care/school can be difficult. It is important for parent and caregiver to discuss what observation have been made and agree on a plan of action.

Please contact the facility when your child is ill and describe the illness. If a specific diagnosis is made, e.g., strep throat, conjunctivitis, chicken pox, etc. let the facility know so other families can be alerted.

Clearly there are instances when it is necessary for a child to remain at home. The following list gives guidelines and recommendation for exclusion from childcare.

 

DIARRHEA with illness (vomiting, fever) diarrhea: stools that are watery and frequency is twice what is usual

CHICKEN POX

CONJUNCTIVITIES (pink eye)

COXCACKIE VIRUS (hand, foot and mouth disease)

FIFTH´S DISEASE

HEADLICE

STREP THROAT

HEPATITIS A

HERPES

IMPETIGO

RINGWORM

SCABIES

ROSEOLA

RSV (respiratory syncytial virus)

fever

MILD COLD SYMPTOMS (stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough)

UPPER RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS

large amount of yellow -green nasal discharge

extreme sleepiness

ear pain

VACCINE PREVENTABLE DISEASE

YEAST INFECTIONS (Thrush or candida diaper rash)

Determining When Children Should Be Denied Admission to the Center or Sent Home Because of Health Reasons

A center should not deny admission to a child or send a child home because of illness unless one or more of the following conditions exist. The parent, legal guardian, or other person authorized by the parent should be notified immediately when a child has a sign or symptom requiring exclusion from the facility, as describe below:

1) The illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in center activities

2) The illness results in a greater care need than the child care staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of the other children and / or

3) The child has any of the following conditions:

fever and signs of illness

Lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficult breathing, wheezing, or other signs of possible severe illness

Diarrhea that is not contained in the diaper, or diarrhea with signs of illness (fever or vomiting) or stools that contain blood or mucus

Vomiting illness (two or more episodes of vomiting in the previous 24 hours) until vomiting resolves o until a health care provider determines the illness to be non-communicable, and the child is not in a danger of dehydration

Mouth sores associated with drooling, unless the health care provider has determined this is not a communicable disease

Purulent conjunctivitis  (pink eye with white or yellow discharge, eye pain, redness of eyelids) until examined by a health care provider and approved for readmission, with treatment

Impetigo, until 24 hours after treatment

Strep throat, until 24 hours after treatment

E coli or shigella infection, until diarrhea resolves and 2 stool cultures are negative

Scabies, until after treatment has been given

Chickenpox, until all lesions have dried and crusted, usually 6 days

Pertussis (whooping cough), until 5 days of antibiotic therapy have been completed

Other infectious diseases such as mumps, measles, and Hepatitis A, consult with your local health department

If a child becomes ill during the day, children should be remain under appropriate supervision of caregivers. Child will be separated from other children and provided a quiet comfortable area.

Preventing the Spread of Illness in Child Care or School