Illness & Medication:
Please notify the staff when your child will be absent. If the child is ill, please notify the staff of the nature of the illness, especially if the disease is contagious.
To protect all children from illness we will not accept children in the morning if they appear ill or have a temperature. If your child becomes ill you will be notified immediately so that he/she can be picked up within the hour. If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or more he/she should be kept home. If your child is free of fever or vomiting for 24 hours and is not contagious we will again accept the child in the program.
We will administer medication. You must sign and date an authorization form upon arrival in the morning. This form must be signed each day that medication is to be administered. Medications must be in the original container and must be taken home each day. Please label all medications clearly with the child’s name.
If your child has any of the following symptoms he or she should be kept home.
Diarrhea, Vomiting, Fever of 100 degrees, Extreme sore throat – possibility of streptococcal infection, Crusted eyelids or discharge from eyes – possibility of infectious pink eye, Small blisters on the body, face, or hands – possibility of chicken pox, Swollen glands at the back of neck, A red rash all over the body or a blotchy rash on the stomach and back – possibility of measles or scarlet fever, Swelling in front of the ear or over the jaw – possibility of mumps.
Tissues will be provided for children with runny noses. Children will be reminded to wash their hands after wiping their noses. In cases of mild coughs without other symptoms children will be given more fluids to help alleviate symptoms.
When contagious diseases are recognized at The Children’s Academy, staff will post a notice to parents describing the type of illness and symptoms to look for. This information will give parents advance notice to plan alternate care arrangements for sick children. Names of sick children are not public information and will be kept confidential. Children with head or body lice will be isolated until the parent can pick the child up. The child may return the following day, after treatment has been administered.
Accidents / First Aid:
100% of our staff members are CPR and First Aid Certified. In an emergency situation appropriate action will be taken and parents will be notified.
If your child is injured at the center first aide will be administered. For minor bumps or scrapes an accident form will be filled out and signed by the teacher. This will include the nature of the injury and treatment. The form will be presented to you upon pick up. If further treatment is needed the parent and/or doctor specified by the parent will be contacted immediately. In an emergency situation your child will receive the necessary treatment until you can be contacted. Parents must sign the Authorization for Emergency Treatment Form when enrolling their children.
The Children’s Academy is covered by accident insurance. In the event of an injury our Student Accident Insurance provides coverage for any amount not covered by the parents health insurance. The parents must complete our Student Accident Claim Form and provide receipts for payment. Although the parent’s insurance coverage on their child is primary, our Student Accident Insurance pays the deductible and may pay bills not covered by the parents primary company.
Fire and Tornado Drills:
The Children’s Academy performs fire and tornado drills throughout the year (these dates are noted on monthly calendars). Procedures for the drills are explained to the children by their teachers.