Flu Season Reminders
Just a few reminders to keep your kids healthy during this season. Please make sure kids are washing their hands, covering their coughs, eating right and getting enough sleep.
Colds are a common occurrence. If your child has just a common cold, please notify childcare staff and we will monitor his/her health throughout the day. If your child cannot participate in the ordinary daily routine or exhibits any of the below symptoms he/she is too sick to be in childcare.
REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME:
The following are some symptoms that are evident of more than the common cold and warrant keeping a child home.
• bad cold with hacking or persistent cough
• green or yellow nasal drainage
• moderate drainage (green/yellow) from the mouth, nose, eyes, or ears
• ear ache
• sore throat
• elevated temperature (greater than or equal to 101.0 degrees F)
• swollen glands
• red discoloration to the whites of the eyes
• head lice or nits
• skin rashes as they are difficult to diagnose unless since by a physician
• Chicken Pox.
• These symptoms may be present with or without a fever.
If your child is observed with symptoms of illness while at the childcare center, he/she will be given an area to rest in and you will be called immediately.
WHAT TO DO IF YOUR CHILD IS SICK?
If your child will be absent on a day he/she is scheduled to attend please contact the childcare center by phone call, text, or email as soon as possible.
We ask that you inform the childcare center if your child is being kept home because of flu or some other contagious illness so that we can watch for signs of illness in the other children.
If your child is not infectious and your doctor has said they may attend childcare, but your child is still not feeling 100%, please see that we have everything to make him/her comfortable. Items such as extra clothing, pillows, blankets, medication, etc. can be very helpful to your child.
Thank you for doing your part in keeping our students healthy!