Preventing Illness and When To Keep Your Child Home

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What To Do When Your Child Gets Sick

‘Tis the season for coughs, colds and sneezes. At Day Early Learning we disinfect toys and surfaces and wash hands throughout the day, but it’s still easy for little ones to pass around germs and illness. Here are a few things to remember so that we can keep all our children as healthy as possible.

Prevent The Spread of Germs

Be sure your child washes their hands often and especially upon entering the classroom to help prevent the spread of germs. Also, remind them to cover their cough with a tissue and to throw the tissue away and wash their hands afterwards.

Keep Them Home

Keep your child home if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • A fever above:
    • 102 degrees taken rectally
    • 100 degrees or higher taken axillary (armpit)
    • 101 degrees or higher taken orally (not used for children under 4 years of age)
  • Diarrhea, vomiting or rash of unknown origin
  • Cold or other illness causing breathing difficulties or other limiting symptoms which prevents the child from participating comfortably in activities
  • Ringworm
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

Notify Your Center

If your child does become ill, please notify your center leadership team so we can inform other parents and take extra precautions to sanitize the classroom.

Wait 24 Hours 

Keep your child at home until they’re in the clear. Please wait 24 hours after their symptoms have subsided without the aid of medication before returning to school.

Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone healthy this season. We wish you a happy and healthy start to the new year!

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