We reserve the right to
temporarily deny any child admittance, or to require early departure should
symptoms become apparent during the course of the day, for reasons of obvious
illness including, but not limited to, a temperature of 101.0 degrees and/or
symptoms and signs of possible severe illness.
Please keep in mind that
when small children are not feeling well, the thing that they need most is TLC
from mom or dad.
If a child is too ill to
participate in "regular" daily activities, he/she is too ill to be
left at the center.
If your child is sent
home due to illness, he/she must meet the criteria listed below before returning
to the center:
1. Fever - fever free
(without Tylenol) for at least 24 hours.
2. Upper Respiratory
Infection - must be seen by a doctor and return with a doctor’s note stating
that treatment is being given or is not required.
3. Diarrhea - no diarrhea
for 24 hours.
4. Vomiting - no vomiting
for 24 hours. .
5. Inflamed Eye - must be
seen by a doctor and be on medication for at least 24 hours, before child
6. Skin Infection (of
unknown origin) - must be seen by a doctor and return with a doctor’s note
stating that treatment is being given or is not required.
At this early stage they
are curious and have not yet mastered their social skills. Social skills are
learned behaviors, saying "please", "thank you", and
sharing. Children at this age think nothing of taking someone else's toy, book.
Example: If two children are fighting over a toy, they will be separated. It is
explained to the children that they need to be nice and to share with their
friends. The same goes for pushing. Staff will redirect and re-enforce positive
manners. At this early age we work with each child to develop their social
3 and older groups:
The staff communicates
with children in a positive manner whereby each child is encouraged to use
his/her words to express their feelings or problems. The staff will help each
child to use the right words if they are having problems expressing themselves.
The teacher can also become the facilitator between two children to help resolve
a conflict. The children are guided in resolving the problem themselves. The end
result is more worthwhile if the resolution is their own.