Parents, or designated caretakers, of children who exhibit any of the following symptoms will be called to come to the CDC to pick up their child within a one hour time period:
- Fever of 100.1 degrees and above
- Abnormal behavior
- Unexplained Rash
Students displaying any of these symptoms will be removed from class and brought to the designated area in the office to rest until parents/caregiver can pick-up.
Although the presence of a runny nose, clear or colored, may appear ominous, exclusion from school is not necessary unless accompanied by any of the symptoms listed in #1.
Please do not bring your child into the program with any of the above mentioned symptoms. If in doubt about your child, please keep your child at home.
Please alert the front desk when your child develops a communicable disease (chicken pox, strep throat, pinkeye, head lice, etc.) so that we can notify the other families of a possible exposure date. All names are kept confidential. Knowing what is going around in a class will help in early treatment and possibly slow or stop the spread of infection.
We understand that it is sometimes difficult for working parents to make
arrangements for their sick children, however, the CDC program wants to make sure that we are watching out for the health of the children. We are not set up to care for sick children.
Children sent home with a fever will not be allowed back into the program for at least 24 hours after being discharged. Children must be fever free (under 100.1 degrees), without fever reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to school.
Medication is administered only when accompanied by a properly completed medication form including the child’s name, name of medication, time and amount of dosage and parents signature. A separate form must be completed for each day medication is to be given. Forms are available in your child’s room. Medication must be in its original container with the child’s name on the prescription label. No medicine can be given after the expiration date on the label. Medication will not be added to juice, milk, etc. No medicine can be left at the CDC overnight unless it’s an epipen or benadryl.
Please indicate on your health form AND general information form (if it is food related) if your child has allergies. We are happy to work with you in ensuring your child is safe in our care. If it is a life threatening allergy, we will need specific information on how to treat in case of contact as well as the appropriate supplies (for example an Epipen ). We will need an action plan from the doctor with his/her signature on file here at the Pennie Z. Davis
Child Development Center. If a child is highly allergic to peanuts and stays for lunch, we will establish a peanut free zone in the room.
In case of an accident, we will first try to notify the parents/guardians, emergency contacts, and then the child’s physician. If it is impossible to reach any of the above, we will transport according to the emergency form listings if necessary. Extreme emergencies may dictate other procedures deemed in the child’s best interests. Whenever a child is injured, regardless of the seriousness of the injury, a parent or guardian will receive an accident report.
Always make sure you have an updated emergency contact form on file. A copy of this form is also in the back of this document. Please update this form throughout the year when any of your contact information changes.