If your child becomes ill while at the Centre and they show any of the following symptoms:
Temperature over 100 degrees along with other symptoms,
Green or yellow discharge from nose or eyes,
Listless, sleeping and not participating in program,
the staff will assess the child who is ill and make decision if parent/guardians will need to pick up the child. Parents/guardians are required to make arrangements to pick up sick children immediately upon request. If we are unable to contact the parent/guardian, the alternate care person will be notified. Children who exhibit symptoms will not be accepted at the Centre.
If your child has a communicable disease, you must follow the Public Health rules regarding incubation and/or isolation and a Doctor’s certificate may be require upon re-entry to the Centre.
Children required to take antibiotics will be excluded from the program for the first 24 hours of treatment and until able to comfortably participate in all aspects of the program.
If a School Age child becomes ill prior to leaving for school, the parent will be notified and asked to decide whether the child will be sent to school or held back until the child is picked up by the parent/guardian or alternate care person.
If a child becomes ill while at school, it is the responsibility of the school to notify the parent/guardian. The parent/guardian should notify the daycare that the child is being picked up at school and will not be in attendance at the Centre.
Please notify the Centre if your child will not be attending due to illness or any other reason.
Please notify the Centre of any dietary restrictions or allergies your child may have.
If children are not well enough to participate in regular activities, including going outside, they should not be attending the Centre until completely recovered.
Staff will only administer over the counter and prescribed medication that is provided to the daycare by the parent/guardian. All medication must be in its original container. Prescription medication must have the child’s name and dosage on the pharmacist’s label.
It is advisable to request the pharmacy put medication into two bottles if you are intending to leave medication at the Centre for any time longer than a day. Staff will not return after hours to give medication that has been forgotten at the Centre.
Staff will administer non-prescribed medicine to children, unless we feel that the policy is being abused (e.g. children are being given non-prescription medications for long period of time). At no time will a staff member administer medication in excess of the recommended dosage on the bottle. If your child exceeds the weight designation on the medication, a note from their physician must be included to authorize the administration above the recommended dosage for age.
Parents/guardians must fill out a medication form authorizing staff to administer any medication to their child.
Parents/guardians must give all medication directly to staff to place in a secured location. Medication left in/on lockers jeopardizes the safety and health of other children who may have access to it. Parents/guardians could be held liable should this happen.
Life Threatening Conditions – In the case of medication that must be immediately accessible to a child due to life threatening circumstances such as an epi-pen, the medication must be worn on the child’s person, in a form such as a fanny pack. The medication must be in a sealed container and the pack must be kept zippered at all times. Children too young to have the responsibility of rescue medications on their person will have a primary caregiver wear it for them. Children cannot remain at the Centre without their rescue medication. If your child has a life threatening allergy, please request a copy of The Centre’s anaphylaxis policy.
A CHILD WITH LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS (EG. DIABETES, ALLERGIES, OR ASTHMA) WILL NOT BE ADMITTED TO THE CENTRE UNLESS THEY WEAR A MEDIC ALERT BRACELET AT ALL TIMES. CHILDREN WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN THE CENTRE WITHOUT RESCUE MEDICATIONS.