Emergencies


MEDICAL EMERGENCIES
Although supervision is constantly given, we cannot at all times prevent falls, tripping, bumps, other children, etc. If your child is injured in a non-life threatening way, we will assess the child, provide first aid and inform you. If the injury is more serious, the parent will be notified so the child can be transported to the hospital or doctor’s office (i.e. needs stitches, broken arm, or dislocation, etc.).

All costs associated with injuries to the child will be the responsibility of the parent. In case of a medical emergency, we will attempt to contact you immediately. If we are unable to reach you, we will start calling the people designated as your emergency contacts. If we are unable to reach you or your emergency contacts, we will transport your child to his/her doctor or to the hospital, if necessary.

If immediate intervention is required, all staff members are certified in infant, child, and adult CPR and First Aid and will take appropriate action including calling 911 and having your child transported to the nearest Hospital. You or your family’s insurance is/are responsible for the cost of medical help or treatment due to accidents or illness while in childcare.

ILLNESS
Under no circumstance is a sick child to attend school. The children should be allowed to recover fully from an illness in the comfort of their own home. The other children in care are exposed to any disease your child may bring into the school. If you are unable to remain home with your child, please make substitute childcare arrangements.

Although, it is not possible to prevent the spread of all illness. However, minimizing exposure and providing good hygienic practices in the school are means by which we can limit the problem and the resulting inconvenience.

Accordingly, for the benefit of all involved, the following policies will be strictly enforced: Children who have exhibited ANY symptoms of infectious illness within the proceeding 24-hour period are likely to be contagious and should remain at home.

Examples of associated symptoms include, but are not limited to, fever of 100F measured orally or 101F measured rectally, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of voice, hacking or continuous coughing, yellow or green runny nose, draining eyes or ears, rash, or head lice.

We reserve the right to determine whether a child should remain at school where illness is a consideration. Parents of children who become ill during the day will be promptly notified and are expected to arrange to pick up their child immediately. The sick child will, if possible, be isolated from the other students to minimize exposure. If the parent cannot be reached, the person designated as the emergency contact will be notified.

IMMUNIZATION
Each parent is required to provide immunization records for their child. Current updates to the records should be provided, so that all information on file may be in current status. Please give written notice of any changes that may occur, especially of name or address, or of updated immunizations.

MEDICATION
No child will be given any medication, prescription or over the counter, without the parent’s written permission. Prescription medication shall have the child’s name, name of medication, doctor’s name, pharmacy, prescription number, date and directions for administering. The medication must be in the original container as dispensed by the pharmacy. We have ‘Permission to Administer Medication’ forms that must be filled out each time your child will need medicine to be administered. EXCEPTION: As your child care provider, we will administer Syrup of Ipecac if instructed to do so by poison control or emergency medical services.

Students exit our program reading at least one
grade level above peers.