Fallone's Funtime Center, Inc. has compiled a set of guidelines to follow when your child is sick. These guidelines are to prevent the spread of germs and illness throughout the center. The health and well-being of the children is very important to us.
If a child has a fever of 101 degrees F. or more, parents will be notified and the child will be sent home. The child may not return until 24 hours after the fever has broken. If the child does return any time before the 24 hour period, they will be sent home with the parent by the Director or Teacher. We realize that keeping your children home may be an inconvenience for working parents, but we are looking out for the best interest of your child, other children, and staff members. Germs and illnesses spread rapidly in daycare, and we wish to take careful precautions in providing a safe and healthy environment for the children.
If a child is vomiting and has a fever, parents will be notified to pick up the child. The child may not return until 24 hours after the fever and vomiting have stopped.
If a child is vomiting and does not have a fever, we will consider the causes of vomiting. Sometimes medication, nervousness, stress or eating too fast can cause a child to vomit. If this is the case the child may remain at the daycare center. Parent's will be notified to inform them of the child's health. If the vomiting is not caused by any of the above reasons and the child appears ill or may be coming down with the flu virus, the parents will be called to pick up the child. Even though the child does not have a fever, they may still have the flu virus. The child may not return until 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped.
If a child has diarrhea and does not have a fever, we will consider the causes. Sometimes medication, nervousness, stress or eating certain foods can cause a child to have diarrhea. If this is the case the child may remain at the daycare center. Parents will be notified to inform them of the child's health. If the vomiting is not caused by any of the above reasons and the child appears ill without a fever, the parents will be called to pick up the child. The child must have at least three diarrhea bowel movements before being sent home. Sometime diarrhea may be a symptom of the flu virus or infection. The child may not return until 24 hours after the diarrhea has stopped.
In the case of a minor accident, parents will be notified to inform you of the accident and actions taken to aid the child. In the case of a major accident, parents will be notified and we will provide the best possible aid to your child. If further aid is needed, we will seek medical help in the form of calling 911, ambulance, etc. If you have an alternate work number, a cellular number, or a pager number, please list it on the regisitration form. If you are at a different number for the day for any reason, please notify the office. Please list any available number such as work, home, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians, friends, etc. In case of a medical emergency, we need to get in touch with parents immediately to provide the best possible care for your child.
We realize that some of these guidelines may seem strict but the center takes precautions such as washing the toys, sanitizing the rooms, and washing hands to protect children against germs and illnesses. Children must be ill in order for us to send them home. We understand the inconvenience and will use our best judgment before notifying parents to pick up the child. We strive for a healthy and safe environment for your children.
With any undefined or contagious rashes, parents will be called to pick up the child. Children may not return to the center unless they see a doctor and are on medication for at least 24 hours or more depending on the incubation period of the contagious virus. If symptoms persist after 24 hours an assurance from a physican that the child can return to daycare will be required.
Please let the child's teacher know if your child is not acting like themselves, had a bad night, etc. The teacher will be able to watch the child during the day for any symptoms or change in behavior.