To help keep the spread of infection in our program to a minimum, please use the following guidelines to determine whether your child should attend.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME IF:
- There is a fever over 100 degrees.
- There is a Strep Infection: Child should stay at home until fever free and antibiotic have been given for 24 hours.
- There is Conjunctivitis (eyes that are weeping or matted, pink eye): Child should stay at home until medication has been given for 24 hours and eyes are clear.
- There are frequent watery bowel movements (diarrhea): Child should stay home until stool begins to be firm. NOTE: Doctors tell us that teething does not cause diarrhea; teething causes teeth.
- Child is vomiting: Child should be kept at home until the child can retain food.
- Child has Impetigo: Child should be kept at home until medication has been given for 24 hours and oozing and crusting has ceased.
- Child has head Lice: Child should be kept at home until measures have been taken to rid the child and the home of lice.
- Child has Chicken Pox: Child should be kept at home until all lesions have scabbed and are dry.
- Child appears too ill to participate in Mother's Day Out activities.
- Child has any illness that your doctor considers contagious.
The Mother's Day Out coordinator has the discretion to refuse any child she feels does not meet these guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation in making this a healthier year for your child and his/her playmates.