- Parent Handbook
- Sick Policy
- Parent Square
- Lunch Menu
- Nut-Free School
Keeping your child healthy is important to us! Please do not send your child to school is he/she is ill or has any abnormal symptoms. As your child arrives for school, we ask that you complete the daily healthcare in Learning Genie. Your child's teacher will also screen each child upon check in at the door. Please do not leave until the child is greeted and admitted by his/her teacher.
Signs and symptoms of illness that may indicate that a child will not be admitted into the program or will be sent home are as follows:
o Fever of 100 degrees or higher. Children must be fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication) before returning to school.
o Unusual behavior such as lethargy, persistent crying, loss of appetite or irritability
o Uncontrolled coughing or wheezing
o Green, runny nose
o Episode of diarrhea or uncontrolled diarrhea. Children must be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school
o Vomiting within the last 24 hours. Children may return to school if they have not vomited for 24 hours
o Head Lice-Children may return to school 24 hours after treatment has begun and is completely nit free
o Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis with/or without a thick white or yellow discharge. Children may return to school with a health care notification of re-admittance
o Unusual spots, rashes or bruises not associated with an injury
o Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
o Headache, fever and/or stiff neck
o Varicella or Chicken Pox, until 6 days after onset of rash or until all lesions have dried and crusted
o Red, cracking, or oozing areas of the skin that may be infected
o Contagious Disease/Illness
If a child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, the parent will be notified promptly. Parents will be asked to have the ill child picked up within 30 minutes of contact. If we are unable to make contact with the child’s parent(s), we will notify the first noted emergency contact(s). In case of emergency, paramedics will be called by preschool staff. Parents will be responsible for all emergency medical expenses.
Allergies are not contagious; but may make your child feel less than normal, as will some medications. Even if your child shows no definite signs of illness, but is unusually irritable, tired or fussy, please consider how his/her behavior will affect the class and his/her school experience. By staying home to rest, the development of an illness or the spread of a contagious childhood disease may be prevented.
Notify the CDC office immediately if your child has a communicable disease (Mumps, Chicken Pox, Lice, Conjunctivitis, Strep Throat, any rash, etc.) Parents and staff member must be notified of the exposure. The CDC office will send a note home giving the date of the exposure and the condition. Before returning to school after an absence, the child needs to have been free of symptoms and fever for at least 24 hours. Some illness may require release from the doctor (usually illnesses or absences lasting for 5 or more days).
The CDC uses Procare for parents to receive updates, make payments, complete the required daily healthcard, communicate with your teacher, and receive reminders related to your child's preschool class. Procare is safe, secure, and private.
If you have not received an email inviting you to download Procare, please reach out to Jennifer Hollandsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will provide you with access.
Parent Square is an efficient communication tool used by the Child Development Center Staff and Teachers to ensure you have all the information you need as a parent. If you need help downloading the Parent Square app or getting connected, please contact Jennifer Hollandsworth at email@example.com.
Nut Free Policy
Our preschool classrooms are officially deemed “nut free zones”. This means that all necessary precautions are being taken to ensure the health and safety of children who may be allergic to nuts and nut products of any kind. Teachers will be complying with the request for a “nut free” environment by avoiding the use of nuts and peanut butter in a craft and/or cooking project.
There are several degrees of allergic reactions, from very mild to quite severe. The most extreme form of an allergy is called “anaphylaxis” which means a “LIFE THREATENING” allergy. An anaphylactic child looks, acts, plays, and learns like every child, but they can have a severe reaction if they eat, drink, or in some cases come in skin contact with an allergen. For example, if a child who has eaten a peanut butter sandwich has trace amounts of peanut butter on his hands and touches the allergic child, there may be a reaction. A severely allergic child can have a reaction if food is being cooked in his/her presence and even minute amounts of the allergen are inhaled.
In order to provide a safe environment, we would appreciate your cooperation in providing a “nut free” environment in our preschool class through the following:
o Please do not send snacks for your child or treats for the classroom that contain any kind of nuts or peanut butter
o Reinforce with your child that there is to be no sharing of food or drink
o When there are occasional school parties or celebrations, don’t forget the “nut free” policy. Foods brought and served must be store bought and have the ingredient label attached