No smoking or smoking paraphernalia is allowed on
preschool premises. Failure to comply
will be immediate cause for dismissal.
This includes throwing butts on the property around the preschool as
Red Cross first aid and poison center guidelines will
I have been trained in First Aid and CPR for infants
· A first-aid kit will be on the premises.
· Emergency numbers are available at all times.
Parents will be notified of accidents, and an injury record is kept for
Immediate first aid will be given.
Ambulance will be called and paramedic recommendations
Parents will be notified as soon as possible.
When parents are not available, your emergency
reference will be called.
Parents are responsible for any expenses as a result of emergency room
Hospital used for emergencies is Hays Medical
Center, St. Anthony’s
Campus, 2220 Canterbury Drive,
will always respect your need to be at work when it comes to an ill child. I ask, however, that you give consideration
to the other children in care and ask yourself how you would feel if your child
were here and healthy and another child were as ill as your child is.
If your child becomes ill during the day, you will be notified and
expected to pick your child up as soon as possible.
If your child will be missing preschool due to illness, please notify
me by phone the previous evening or the morning of the day of absence.
If your child requires medicine, they must take the medicine
consecutively, according to the doctor’s instructions, for 24 hours. Missing doses will result in child not being
able to return to school until all doses have been taken in a 24-hour period.
- The only exception to
the above stated rule is if the doctor has instructed the child stay out
of preschool for a period of time.
This should be something you would ask the doctor before leaving
following are guidelines set by the State of Kansas for not permitting a child
Temperature: Oral temperature 101 degrees or
greater; rectal temperature 102 degrees or greater; axillary (armpit) temperature
100 degrees or greater; accompanied by behavior changes or other signs or
symptoms of illness until medical evaluation indicates inclusion in the
facility. Oral temperature should not be taken on children younger than 4 years
(or younger than 3 years if a digital thermometer is used). Rectal temperature
should be taken only by persons with specific health training.
Symptoms and signs of possible severe illness (such as unusual
lethargy, uncontrolled coughing, irritability, persistent crying, difficult
breathing, wheezing, or other unusual signs) until medical evaluation allows
Uncontrolled diarrhea, that is, increased number of stools, increased
stool water, and or/ decreased form that is not contained by the diaper until
Vomiting illness (two or more episodes of vomiting in the previous 24
hours) until vomiting resolves or until a health care provider determines the
illness to be noncommunicable, and the child is not in danger of dehydration.
Mouth sores with drooling, unless a health care provider or health
official determines the condition is noninfectious.
Rash with fever or behavior change, until a health care provider
determines that these symptoms do not indicate a communicable disease.
Purulent conjunctivitis (defined as pink or red conjunctiva with white
or yellow eye discharge), until 24 hours after treatment has been initiated.
Untreated scabies, head lice, or other infestation.
Untreated Tuberculosis, until a health care provider or health official
states that the child can attend child care.
Known contagious diseases while still in the communicable stage.
disease prevention and reporting
Your child must be current in his/her immunizations.
Your child will be kept isolated from other children as much as
possible if your child has a communicable disease. Communicable diseases will be reported to the
Department of Health.
Each child will be observed daily for illness.
Individual cubbies, cups, disposable towels, etc.
will be used to minimize the spread of infection.
Please plan on giving medication before or after school. It is not part
of my policy to give medications.
Immunization records and the date of your child’s last physical
examination must be kept up to date.
Please notify me of any special health problems or concerns regarding
your child or family.
If your child has
any allergies to food, please let me know so I know what types of food your
child needs to avoid.