Spark provides children with a clean and healthy environment. However, we realize that children become ill from time to time. If this is your child’s first preschool experience, it is possible that they may experience more frequent illnesses. Children who are enrolled at Spark Preschool must be fully immunized or on a modified immunization schedule.
1. At all times there will be a staff member present who has completed six hours of training in the recognition and prevention of communicable diseases.
2. The following precautions shall be taken for children suspected of having a communicable disease.
A. The Preschool will immediately notify the parent of the child’s condition when a child has been observed with signs or symptoms of illness.
B. A child with any of the following signs or symptoms shall be immediately isolated and discharged to the parent or person designated by the parent.
*diarrhea (three or more abnormally loose stools within a 24 hour period)
*severe coughing, causing a child to become red or blue in the face or to make a whooping sound.
*difficult or rapid breathing
*yellowish skin or eyes
*redness of the eye or eyelid, pus discharge, matted eyelashes, burning, itching or eye pain
*temperature of 100 degrees taken by the axillary (armpit) method with a digital thermometer
*untreated infected skin patches
*unusually dark urine and/or gray or white stool
*stiff neck with an elevated temperature
*evidence of lice, scabies or other parasitic infestation
*unusual spots or rashes
*sore throat or difficulty in swallowing
*vomiting more than one time or when accompanied by any other sign or symptom of illness
C. A child isolated due to suspected communicable disease shall be:
*cared for in a room or portion of a room not to be used for other types of care
*within sight and hearing of an adult at all times. No child will ever be left alone or unsupervised.
*made comfortable and provided with a cot.
*discharged to parent, or person designated by the parent as soon as possible
D. In the event that a communicable disease is confirmed, a notice will be posted outside the door of the classroom to notify families of the illness
In the event of a community outbreak of communicable disease, children without uptodate immunizations may be excluded from the program until danger of contagion has passed.
This policy will be available to all parents of children enrolled in the preschool.