Sick Child Policy
We are mandated by the state of MN to report diseases that are on this list: hennepin.us/childcaremanual. If your child becomes ill during the school day they will be moved away from other children and allowed to rest on a cot, if desired. Parents (and emergency contacts as needed) will be contacted to arrange for the child’s early pick up. Children cannot return to school until (in most cases) 24 hours after the symptoms have passed: Diarrhea or vomiting, Rash, Pink eye, Sore or discharging eyes, ears, or nose, Any other unusual illness related behavior, Temperature of 100°, Your child must be fever free and medication free for 24 hrs. before returning to child care.
If a child in the center contracts a contagious illness, parents will be notified. If your child becomes ill or injured and the staff deems it an emergency, one staff will call 911 and another staff will contact a parent or, if necessary, the emergency contact. If this happens we will follow the instructions given to us by emergency services (911). Minor injuries requiring an ice pack or band aid will be reported to a parent upon pick up.