Illness & Injuries 

Medication

We prefer for the parent to give medication to the child prior coming to the daycare. If your child is taking any prescription medication for an illness, his/her name and dosage must be on the label. Parents authorization form and instructions as to dose, duration times and method specified, must be filled out before we can dispense any. We will document time and dosage. Medicine will be stored in the refrigerator or in a locked kitchen cabinet that is inaccessible to children. Medicines are sent home daily with the parent. I will not be held responsible if the parent allows the child to "play” with or handle the medicine container on or near the premises, causing the child to need emergency care. We will follow our medical emergency plan, if medicine has been improperly administered, by calling 911 and/or the poison control center. Outdated medication will be flushed down the toilet.

Illness Prevention, Management, & Reporting

Children should be kept home if they have:

In the event a child becomes ill during the day, the child will be separated from other children and the parent will be notified to pick up the child within an hour. Parents will be verbally notified of a child’s exposure to illness outside of common cold and/or a note will be posted on the sign-in clip-board.

A communicable disease will be reported by phone to the local public health department, the Department of Early Learning and the parent of each child in care.

Injury prevention

We will check for safety issues with all the indoor/outdoor equipment, supplies and accessible areas daily. We provide direct and auditory supervision and will intervene if a situation is potentially injurious.

Injury or Medical Emergency

In the case of a child needing medical treatment, hospitalization, or professional care, we will:

If a child stops breathing or collapses, we will:

In smaller accidents, we will follow the current First Aid and CPR.