Learning Tree Development Center    
Where Quality Child Care and Affordability Meet
Health Exclusion Policy

Certain symptoms in children may suggest the presence of a communicable disease.  Children who have the following symptoms should be excluded from the child care setting until 1) a physician has certified the symptoms are not associated with an infectious agent or they are no longer a threat to the health of other children at the center, or 2) the symptoms have subsided for 24 hours or the treatment has started, using the following guidelines.

 

If your child develops:

Then keep him/her home until:    

FEVER -

A temperature of 100 Fahrenheit auxiliary of higher, before fever reducing medication is given    

 

The fever is normal for 24 hours without fever reducing medication

RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS -

Difficult or rapid breathing or severe coughing that is constant and prevents the child from participating in activities    

 

Coughing, breathing difficulties and/or other symptoms no longer affect normal activity    

VOMITING -

Vomited two or more times OR any vomiting if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, behavioral changes, abdominal pain, or diarrhea    

 

24 hours after vomiting has stopped

DIARRHEA -

An increased number of abnormally loose stools in the previous 24 hours.  Observe the child for other symptoms.

 

24 hours after the last loose stool

RASH or SKIN PROBLEMS -     

    

Rash disappears or is diagnosed as not contagious.  Impetigo - 24 hours after treatment begins and lesions are dry or can be covered with bandages.

Scabies - 24 hours after treatment begins

Chicken Pox - until blisters have dried into scabs, about 6 - 10 days after onset

Ringworm - 24 hours after treatment begins    

CONJUNCTIVITIS (Pinkeye)

Tears, redness of eyelid lining, irritation followed by swelling and discharge of pus.

 

24 hours after treatment begins

HEAD LICE -

First treatment is completed, no live lice are seen, and you have removed ALL nits (eggs)

STREP THROAT / SCARLET FEVER -

24 hours after treatment begins AND child is without fever

GENERAL LETHARGY -

When a child is not able to participate in activities with reasonable comfort and requires more care than the program staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children.

 

Condition improves

 

Your cooperation in these health matters is greatly appreciated.  If all parents keep sick children at home, Learning Tree families and staff will remain healthier and happier.  This will mean fewer missed classes/work days and illnesses for parents.  These policies are taken from the Department of Human Services and Public Health.

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