Health Care Policy:

Medical Exam- New Hampshire Licensing regulations require that all children enrolled in a child care program must have a physical exam within 60 days of entering the program and every year after through their sixth birthday, unless exempt due to religious beliefs. Each child must be up to date on immunizations, which must be on file prior to attendance. As the child receives updates on immunizations the health form should be updated.

We require that a health assessment should be obtained no later than 30 days after the child starts receiving care. A child whose immunizations and health assessments are not kept up to date will be dismissed from the program after three written reminders.

Allergies- Please talk with your child’s teacher about any allergies you reported on your health form. The office staff will inform our culinary and classroom staff and this information will be posted in the classroom, in the kitchen (if it is a food allergy) and inside the classroom’s clipboard.

Illness-When a child is ill, we ask that you call to let us know that your child will not be attending school that day. This really helps us plan for the day. If your child should come down with chicken pox, conjunctivitis (pink eye), impetigo or any other contagious illness, please let us know so we may inform the other families in your child’s class.

Your child may not attend when he/she has a high fever, is experiencing vomiting, diarrhea or has a contagious disease. Also, if your child is not able to participate in all of our daily activities, including going outdoors, your child should not attend. We are committed to safeguarding the health of all children attending so please follow these guidelines (from NH Child Care Licensing) when deciding if a child is well enough to attend. Symptoms such as those detailed below indicate illness:

  1. His/her temperature is in excess of 101 degrees orally.
  2. He/she is vomiting.
  3. He/she has diarrhea.
  4. He/she is unable to participate in daily activities. (i.e. outdoor play)
  5. He/she presents with a contagious condition such as:
    • Chicken Pox
    • Impetigo
    • Scabies
    • Head Lice
    • Conjunctivitis
  6. Other (rash, ringworm, measles, mumps, hepatitis, strep throat, infections). Some of these conditions require a doctor’s note before a child will be re-admitted to the Center

Colds/Flu

24 hours after the fever is gone.

Ear Infection

24 hours after the medication has begun.

Stomach Flu

24 hours after solid food stays down.

Strep Throat

24 hours after medication has begun.

Conjunctivitis

After one treatment.

Chicken Pox

All Blisters are scabbed over.

Diarrhea

When all symptoms are gone; one solid stool.

Scabies

After 2 successive days of prescription medication.

Head Lice

After prescription shampoo and all eggs and nits are removed.


If your child develops signs of illness at the center, you will be called and asked to come pick them up or make arrangements for someone to pick them up.  If we cannot reach you, we will call the individuals listed on your emergency form, in the order in which they are listed.

Medications- If your child requires medications at the Center, parents must fill out and sign a medical authorization for all medications – including the amount and times it should be administered. Prescription medication will not be administered unless it is in its original container and labeled with the name of the medication, proper dosage, name of the child, and the name of the physician. Medication will not be administered beyond its expiration date.  Many physicians and pharmacies will split the prescription in to 2 labelled containers for child care attendance.  Non-prescription medications will only be administered with written parental permission and following the correct dosage recommendations on the original container.
All medications must be checked in with your child’s teacher or morning staff member.

First Aid/Emergencies- All of our teaching staff are certified in first aid training and CPR, and will administer first aid in the event of a non-emergency medical situation. This action will be noted on an injury form, and parents will receive notice of the injury as well as the action(s) taken.

In the case of a medical emergency, staff will seek immediate medical treatment using the pre-signed medical release form; concurrent with informing the parent.

 

 

 

 

 

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