Health & Safety

We will always inform you of any contagious disease or condition occurring in your child’s
group, with a printed notice next to the sign-in sheet. As part of the enrollment process,
parents are required to sign a Medical Emergencies Consent Slip, which provides the
Center with information concerning the child’s physician, drug and medication allergies as well
as a medical release. Parents must notify the Center immediately of changes in emergency
and identification information, including a change of physician.

Sick Child Policy

When in doubt about your child’s health, keep him/her home. Please remember that the
teachers and other children may catch the illness that an ill child may bring to school. Keep
your child home if s/he:

  • is in the first three days of a cold
  • has a sore throat
  • has had a rectal temperature greater than 100, with or without other symptoms, in the past 24 hours
  • has been vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • has had diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • has impetigo (strep or staph infection on the skin)
  • has an untreated conjunctivitis (“pink eye”)
  • has any unidentified rash
  • or any other contagious disease or condition

Please notify your child’s teacher if your child has not been feeling well, or is acting “out of
sorts”, or has been exposed to head lice, chicken pox, measles, meningitis or any other
contagious disease. Additionally, a green nasal discharge may indicate an infection requiring
treatment by a physician. Please notify your child’s teacher or the office if your child has
contracted any of the above mentioned conditions.

If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be contacted to discuss the symptoms and
you may be asked to take the child home within one hour. Your child may return to class 12
after s/he is free of the above symptoms for 24 hours. If your child has a fever, he or she
may not return to the center until she or he is fever free without the aid of fever reducing
medication for at least 24 hours. Glendale Adventist Hostpital offers care for mildly ill
children.

Medication

We understand that children will occasionally need to take medicine at school. Your child’s
Teacher will administer the medicine; however, you are required to complete a Medical
Dosage Form and only medication in its original bottle will be dispensed. Blank forms are on
the Parent Bulletin Board in each classroom. Center staff will administer medication only once
per day. If a child needs to receive medication more than once in 6-8 hours, the child must be
kept home.

No over the counter medication will be given to any child unless directed and approved by the
physician. The physician should prescribe specific amounts and intervals for a specific
condition before any medication is administered. If your child has a chronic medical condition,
you will need to have a Physician Instruction Form, Chronic Condition on file with your child’s
teacher.

Medication Reminder: Please do not send medication of any kind in your child’s lunch.
Medication in its original bottle, labeled with your child’s name and dosage, should be given to
your child’s Teacher, who will place it in a locked box, either on or inside the refrigerator.

Car Seats

We also remind you to use child safety seats for all children under six years of age or under 60
pounds, and to use safety belts at all times. Children must be secured in an appropriate child
passenger restraint (safety seat or booster seat) until they are at least 6 years old or weigh at
least 60 pounds.