CHILD CARE CENTER

ILLNESS/ MEDICATION POLICIES

WELLNESS POLICY

In order to insure that we are providing a healthy environment for our children, we have established the following wellness policy. Below are guidelines for you to follow if your child is ill.

If your child shows any of the following signs of illness, your child must be kept at home:

  • Temperature of 101 or higher
  • Questionable rash
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Reddened, runny eyes
  • Any communicable diseases (mumps, rubella, measles, etc.)
  • Any serious injury 

Please call the Center as soon as possible if you are keeping your child home due to illness.

 

MEDICATION POLICIES – PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

Prescription medication may be given only upon written order of a physician stating that the child care provider may administer such medication and specifying the circumstances, if any, under which the medication must not be administered, and accompanied by written instructions from the parent.

Prescription medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s complete name, the medication name, recommended dosage, time intervals for administration, method of administration, expiration date and prescribed name and license number. Such medications will be stored according to the instructions on the label, kept beyond the reach of children and returned to the parent when no longer needed.

Please see the Director or Program Coordinator for the necessary medication administration paperwork

 

MEDICATION POLICIES – OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS

Over the counter medication may be given on an infrequent, non-routine basis under written instructions from the parent, provided such instructions are consistent with the directions on the manufacture’s label. If a child develops symptoms which indicate a need for an over the counter medication while in care at the Center, such medication may be given under oral instructions from the parent for that day only. The provider will document that oral approval was given by the parent. Topical ointments may be applied as needed for protection against the sun or diaper rash under parental instructions.

Over the counter medications must be in the original container with the manufacturer’s label and directions for administration. Such medication must be labeled with the child’s complete name, stored according to the instructions on the label, kept beyond the reach of children and returned to the parent when no longer needed.

Please see the Director or Program Coordinator for the necessary medication administration paperwork.