This wellness policy has been created to comply with Illinois guidelines for safeguarding the health of ALL children in the care of Precious Lambs Preschool. This policy will help prevent children from contracting both viral and bacterial infections. To differentiate, a viral infection is one that does not require medicine and a bacterial infection is one that does require medication, but both are contagious.
Each child will be screened at their arrival for the day. Children who exhibit obvious signs of illness will not be admitted for that day. The symptoms we will look for include but are not limited to:
- Vomiting Diarrhea
- Fever of 99-100 degrees (with other symptoms)
- Fever of more than 100.2 without other symptoms
Discharge (yellow or green) from nose or eyes (esp. eyes-pink eye)
- Any suspicious rash not diagnosed
- Barking or croupy cough
These are the same symptoms for which we will call you during the day to pick up your child. We ask that you are here within the hour to pick up your child. We can also contact a designated emergency person to pick up as well. If it is necessary for your child to be sent home, they must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before they can return to school. Please inform us if your child contracts anything contagious so that we can inform other parents in the class (i.e. chicken pox, strep, pink eye, lice).
When your child is ready to return to school after an illness, please make sure he/she has been on necessary medication for 24 hrs. Please keep in mind that we will not administer any medication while the child is in our care. No medication may be in the child's possession, including cough drops, vitamins, pills, etc. Please also make sure that the child is well enough to play outside.
For any ongoing medication, not prescribed for an acute illness, or fitting the above situations, please see the Director to discuss possible arrangements.
I have received a copy of the preschool's wellness policy and agree to abide by it. My child needs to remain at home or will be sent home from school if he/she develops any suspicious rash, head lice, fever of over 100.2, diarrhea or vomiting, pink eye or other communicable illnesses. I am also aware that my child cannot return to Precious Lambs until he/she is symptom free for 24 hours and/or has been on an antibiotic for a full 24 hours.