Health (Child Care Centre Parent's Guide)

Sickness

We are unable to care for ill children and cannot accommodate children in our program who need to be kept indoors because they are feeling unwell. You are required to keep your child home if he or she shows any of the following symptoms of illness:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Pink eye
  • Impetigo
  • Rashes

If you suspect that your child may have an infectious disease such as measles, rubella or chicken pox, have the condition diagnosed by a Doctor and notify us. If your child has a contagious illness or condition, your child is required to be absent from the centre for a prescribed period. It is important that you have back-up child care arranged for your child.

Fever

A child with a temperature of 100°F or 38°C or higher is considered to have a fever. You are required to make alternate child care arrangements if your child is running a temperature.

Medication

Staff may administer prescription medications. The medication must be in the original container labelled with the child's name and the Doctor's name. A medical form must also be completed.

Allergies

Should your child have environmental or food allergies, let staff know of his or her allergies.

Special Diet

We accommodate children with special diet requirements due to medical conditions, allergies or religion. There may be instances where you will be required to provide the food for your children. Specialized diet forms must be completed in order for us to provide these items to your child.

Nut Aware

As "nut aware" centres, our staff actively avoid serving children foods which may contain nuts. To help ensure the safety of all children in our care, we ask that you not bring food/drinks from home into the centre.

Head Lice

You will be asked to pick up your child if your child has head lice. Children may not return to the centre until they have been treated.


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