The incidence and severity of the illness can be greatly reduced if we work cooperatively to prevent the rapid spread of communicable infections among the children at our center.
A health assessment will be made of each child upon arrival at the center.
If a child shows any signs of illness or infection, the child will not be accepted into the center.
Parents will be asked to pick up their child within two hours or to designate another adult to pick up the child. Children must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to the center. This is for the protection of the recovering child whose resistance is low and is just getting well.
Parents are required to notify the center if they or their children contract a communicable disease such as chickenpox, giardiasis, shigellosis, hepatitis, meningitis, measles, etc.
Parents will be notified if their child is exposed to a communicable disease while at the center. All children must be immunized in order to attend the center.
Parents are required to provide updated immunization as the child comes of age.
CRITERIA FOR CHILD STAYING HOME – SYMPTOM LIST:
FEVER 101 orally, 102 rectally, 100 axillary DIARRHEA, and COLDS EAR INFECTIONS Fever, lethargy, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, drainage, irritability, and tugging on ears. The child may return to the center when on medication and 24 hours after constitutional symptoms are gone. EYE INFECTION With yellow or green drainage.
The child must be on medication 24 hours and have minimal drainage before returning to the center. COUGH A wet wheezy cough with mucous secretion VOMITING Recurring or with fever. SKIN INFECTION OR RASH With drainage.
A child having dried skin lesions may come to the center. LICE, SCABIES, ETC. The child may return to the center after appropriate treatment and shampoo. OTHER COMMUNICABLE INFECTIONS A child may return when infection symptoms have subsided, and the child is feeling better. In some instances, a physician’s release may be required.
GULU GULU’S HEALTH POLICIES FOR DIARRHEA AND COLDS DIARRHEA (frequent watery, loose, or mucousy bowel movements) All cases of diarrhea must be reported to the center and the cause explained. Diarrhea has more serious consequences than catching a cold. Severe dehydration can lead to hospitalization. The risks of spreading serious intestinal illness associated with diarrhea are more serious than the risk of spreading colds. The child can come to the center if: diarrhea is caused by diet changes, or from an allergy, or one loose b.m. occurs before coming to the center without other physical symptoms. Criteria for child staying home: Diarrhea with additional signs of a child being sick (fever, runny nose, vomiting, irritability, lack of appetite), or diarrhea not due to diet change or allergy, even without other physical symptoms.
Gulu Gulu Learning Academy
Gulu Gulu Homebased Preschool
1845 Armand Drive, Milpitas CA 95035 (Preschool Students ONLY)