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Health and Safety at
River City
Early Learning Center

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 family will be contacted to pick the child up within one hour from the time of telephone contact. Failure to do so will result is termination from our program after two instances. When sent home, children must be out for a minimum 24 hours before they can return to school. We may require a doctor’s note upon return at the director’s discretion.

Please note: We do have a drop off cut off time of 10am. 

Example: A child was picked up at 12 noon on Monday and the fever didn’t subside until 3pm, the child could return at the earliest on Wednesday.  They would not be able to return on Tuesday because the 24 hour mark is after our drop off cut off time.

Symptoms to exclude from care include, but are not limited to:

Diarrhea or Vomiting

Fever of 100 degrees or above


Any unknown rash or skin infection

Pink Eye

Head Lice

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 (unless raining).  Please dress children accordingly.  A child not able to play outside due to illness will 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.

Sanitation Protocols

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 and follow our illness policy.  Please notify us so we are aware of any potential exposures.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

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

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 weekly.


Children will need to wash hands upon entry into the classroom, after a diaper change, using the restroom, and prior to meal times. 

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.

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