Well Child Policy

We have no facilities to care for sick children.
Children with symptoms of communicable diseases are likely to spread the disease to others. Therefore, children with the following symptoms cannot be accepted into the nursery:
• Congestion/Cough: Greenish/yellowish nose-discharge and/or severe cough.
• Diarrhea: Three or more watery stools in a 24-hour period. (Nursing babies naturally have soft stools.)
• Rash: Body rash not associated with diapering, heat, or allergic reactions, especially with fever or itching.
• Eyes: Thick mucus or pus draining from the eye, or pink eye.
• Vomiting: Vomiting on two or more occasions within the past 24 hours.
• Fever: Temperature of 100 degrees or higher within 24 hours.
• Head Lice: Children must be nit-free upon arrival.
There should be 24 hours since the child has shown signs of any symptom described above before they are allowed in the nursery. (Children with clear runny noses who do not have any of the symptoms described above do not need to be excluded. Clear runny noses are very common in infants and young children.)
If a child is admitted and then found to have an illness listed above, the Nursery Monitor will contact the parent and politely request the child be removed.
Childcare workers are not to give a child medication of any kind. If a child requires medication during the stay in the nursery, the parent must administer it.
Parents should be notified if their child has been exposed to a known illness or condition (chicken pox, lice, hepatitis, etc.). A decision regarding eligibility for the child will be made by the Nursery Coordinator.