We fully understand the dilemmas when your child is not feeling well. There is the demand to work and there is the desire
to be with your sick child. Rightly so, you are thinking of your situation. However, it is our job to think of the whole group
and of the illness passing through the whole room. We ask that you use your professional judgement as parents. Ask
yourselves this question: "Would I want my child in the room with a child this sick?" Children with contagion or an obvious acute illness will not be allowed to stay. Contagion includes bad colds and the flu.
Contagion Child May Return
chicken pox scabs are healed over
conjunctivitis 24 hours on antibiotic; no discharge
coxsackie virus No visible sores on hands, feet or mouth
diarrhea 12 hours without an episode; no fever
vomiting 12 hours without an episode; no fever
ear infection 12 hours on antibiotic; no fever
head lice Treatment; no nits or lice present
impetigo 24 hours on antibiotic and dry lesions
rashes Identified and treated and noncommunicable by a doctor
strep throat 48 hours on antibiotic; no fever
FEVER <100.5 for 24 hours WITHOUT use of Tylenol etc.
If a child is sick for 3 consecutive days, a physician's note is required for their return. All decisions for a child to be well
enough to return to the center will be made at the discretion of the director.
If your child becomes ill at Over The Rainbow, you will be called immediately. You are required to pick up your child
within 30 minutes of this phone call (or make arrangements with the director) or your emergency contact person will be
notified to pick up your child.
You will be called for, but not limited to the following reasons: Diarrhea (one episode); vomiting (one episode); unknown
rash; temperature of >100.5. A child who is sent home with a fever CANNOT return the next day, even if it is over the
24 hour mark.