Policies & Child Safety

Many parents are concerned about keeping their children safe while they are at work. In order to assure the safety and health of all children in our program, it is imperative you do not send your child to school if he/she is obviously ill. Such illnesses or symptoms of illnesses include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Severe pain or discomfort, swollen joints, stiff neck
  • Diarrhea, blood in urine or feces/stool
  • Two or more episodes of vomiting within a 24 hour period
  • Elevated temperature of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Sore throat or severe coughing. Difficult,rapid breathing. Visibly enlarged lymph nodes
  • Yellow eyes or jaundiced skin. Red eyes with discharge.
  • Infected, untreated skin patches, skin rash, weeping or bleeding skin lesions
Should your child become ill while in our care, you will be notified to pick him/her up. We require that you pick your child up within one hour. Until your arrival, he/she will be comfortably isolated in the office.

Parents must provide two telephone numbers at which they can be reached in the event that their child must be picked up due to illness.

Parents must also provide the names and telephone numbers of at least two additional individuals authorized to pick up their child in the event that the parents cannot be contacted.

Parents are urged to make sure that they or their authorized representative pick up an ill child within one hour. It is unfair to their child, their child's teacher and other children to leave their child at school when ill.

Parents who do not pick up their child within one hour will be subject to a fine of $10.00 for every 15 minutes beyond the hour. Any fine will be reflected on the tuition invoice for the following month and must be paid together with the tuition.

Unless a child is symptom free for 24 hours or a licensed physician indicates in writing that the child poses no health risk to himself/herself or other children, the child may not return to school.