Children’s Health and Medical Policies

For the protection of your child, as well as others, we ask that they not attend the center if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever: Children must remain home at least one full day and until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without Tylenol or other fever-reducing medications.
  • Diarrhea: 2 or more loose watery stools in a day. A parent will be notified to pick up their child after the first episode if there is a change in behavior.
  • Vomiting: 2 or more times in a day. A parent will be notified to pick up their child after the first episode if there is a change in behavior.
  • Chicken Pox: exclude until all blisters have scabs, usually 6 days after start of rash.
  • Conjunctivitis (pinkeye): Children whose white of an eye are pink or have discharge will be sent home and may return after being out for one full day and with no eye discharge.
  • Strep Throat: may return 24 hours after first treatment.
  • Rhinitis (runny nose): Children with constant mucus excretion (needing constant wiping) must be kept home until the excretion is only in need of a periodic wipe.  An exception will be made when the excretion is clear and a doctor’s note states that it is related to allergies.
  • Unexplained Rashes:  If your child has an unexplained rash we will call you to find out what is causing it.  A doctor’s note may be required for further explanation.
  • Any contagious disease or illness: Please notify WEE SCHOOL immediately if your child contracts a contagious or communicable disease or illness.

If your child has any of these symptoms during the day, we will contact you to pick them up within 30 minutes of our call.  If for some reason, your child does not seem to be “their self”, we may call you to let you know, but you will not need to pick them up.  A child that cannot participate in the normal daily activities including outside play should be kept home.

WEE SCHOOL reserves the right to require a doctor’s note when we deem appropriate.   We can also exclude a child from care that the administration feels is contagious or too ill for the staff to care for without compromising the care of the other children.  We use for our reference source Managing Infectious Diseases in Child Care and Schools, by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Upon enrollment, you will be given a medical form to be filled out by the doctor.  It must be returned within two weeks.  This form contains an area for the medical history and immunizations.  North Carolina State Law requires that you keep your child’s immunizations and records up to date.

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