When you place your child in our care, you must plan on sick days. A child should not be brought to our center if he feels too sick to participate. We reserve the right to deny admittance to your child in this case. We realize that unpredictable sick days make life complicated for everyone, but even a healthy child gets sick now and then and cannot be around other children. The best approach is to have an alternate child care plan available for sick days. If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea or fever, he should be kept home. Of course, children with contagious conditions such as chicken pox or conjunctivitis (pink eye) must also be kept home until they are no longer contagious. We would appreciate a phone call if your child will be absent.
Should any of these conditions develop during the day, you will be asked to pick up your child and bring him home. If you cannot pick him up in a timely manner, or if we cannot reach you, we will call someone from your emergency contact list. Your child may return to care when all symptoms have resolved and diet, sleep and activity level have returned to normal.
We reserve the right to ask for a doctor’s note if there are any concerns about contagion. Please understand that strict enforcement of this policy is for the protection of your child.