Throughout the School year, I send home a notice to parents reminding them of my illness policy. Also, I talk with my staff about how to prevent the spread of cold & flu germs in their classroom.
Most importantly, I talk with my staff about the symptoms to look for upon the arrival of the children.
Today I want to share with you a simple template that you can use to issue to parents at the beginning of the cold/flu season. Simply copy and paste the template below into a word document, insert your name, make necessary changes and issue to parents.
The cold & flu season is here and we simply want to inform you of our sick child procedures. So please take a moment and review our sick child procedures.
Upon arrival, your child will be observed by his or her teacher for contagious illnesses and must wash his or her hands before entering the classroom.
If your child arrives with any of the following symptoms, he or she will not be accepted into care:
- Fever (99degrees or higher) Glassy eyes are a sign of a fever
- Chronic cough
- Pink eyes
- Diarrhea or vomiting within 24 hours of arrival
- Suspicious rash on skin
- Chronically itchy scalp (scalp with be assessed for lice)
- The child simply does not look like he or she feels well for childcare care
In the event that your child develops any of the symptoms above, you will be contacted to pick up your child. Also, your child will be isolated from the other children until your arrival.
Moreover, your child may not return to the program until he or she is symptom free for at least 24 hours (without a fever reducer).
Your cooperation is appreciated,
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