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Illness Policy

By enforcing this policy we are able to maintain a healthy environment for all children in our schools.  If a child shows symptoms of an infectious illness during their stay at school, the parent/sponsor will be contacted to pick him/her up within one hour from the time of telephone contact. Failure to do so will result is termination from our program after two instances. Children must be symptom free for 24 hours before they can return to school.  For example if a child got picked up at 12 noon on Monday but the fever didn’t subside until 3pm, the child could return on Tuesday at 3pm.

We may require a doctor’s note upon return at the director’s discretion.

The symptoms are as follows:

Diarrhea

Fever of 100 degrees or above

Cough with mucous secretion

Any unknown rash or skin infection

Vomiting

Pink Eye

Head Lice, hair must be lice and nit free upon re-admittance to school.

Inconsolable, irritable discomfort

Heavy nasal discharge indicating an infection

Contagious illness such as Chicken Pox; Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease, Impetigo, Ringworm, etc.

 

Because fresh air is essential to a child’s well being, we plan to play outdoors everyday (weather permitting).  Please dress children accordingly.  A child not able to play outside need to remain home until well.  Do NOT send children in with a fever and a fever reducing medication.

 

The policy is subject to change in the event of a pandemic or outbreak.

Sacramento Public Health  (916) 875-5881

Guidance from Sacramento Public Health
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Hand Hygiene

Proper hand hygiene will be performed by washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

If soap and water are not available and hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be used (2yrs and up only).

Proper hand hygiene will be practiced upon entry to the Center and throughout the day.

 All children will be supervised to ensure proper hand hygiene is being practiced.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

In addition to our regular cleaning routines, frequently touched surfaces (doorknobs, toys, tables, chairs, etc.) will be cleaned throughout the day.

Cots will be disinfected after each use.

We have a third party company EnviroMaster, specializing in sanitation coming and spraying the facility inside and out as well as extra sanitation of all restrooms.

Daily Health Screening

Prior to dropping children at the Center parents/guardians should take the child’s temperature at home and screen for any illness symptoms.  If any symptoms occur the child should remain at home a minimum of 24 hours and symptoms significantly improved.  The center must be notified.

Drop Off

Child drop-off and pick-up will occur outside of the childs classroom at the door. Parents may enter the classroom at pick up only.  They may not "play and stay" and are asked to keep pick up brief.  Children will need to wash hands upon arrival.

If a child can walk, please avoid a “hand off” and allow the child to walk into the facility.

 Brightwheel can be used for communications regarding the child.

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