Life Stars Group Child Care provides a health, illness and medication policy to direct the staff and parents to make a healthy environment for children. This policy considers below factors:
• Provider and all children will practice good hand washing habits. Hand washing must be before eating and after going to the washroom.
• No pet allowed in daycare
• Accessible paper towel, liquid soap will be accessible in the bathroom.
• Sanitizing and bleaching the furniture and toys every day
• Dishwashing by dish washer
• Put the soiled diaper in a covered garbage container
• Sanitize the change pad after every changing diaper
• Separate changing area of preparing and serving food area
• Parents are responsible to inform daycare about serious health diseases of the kids.
• Parents are required to provide current and up to date immunization to the centre.
• Providing immediate first aid
• Contact parents or the emergency contact persons on file in case of emergency illness. If nobody responds, take the child to the nearest hospital.
• Prepare an accident form for parent signature if the accident happens in child care
• Asking the parents to inform staff when the accident or injury happen at home
• A child who has a communicable disease must not to attend to the centre during the phase when the disease may be communicated.
• After communicable disease, asking a note from child’s doctor to confirm that the child is free from infection
• If the parents do not want to pay for Dr. Note, I give them a time frame for when they can return symptom free.
• Discovered communicated must be posted and all parents must be informed.
• The information of an individual plan and emergency procedure include a description of the child’s allergy, monitoring and avoidance strategies, signs and symptoms of an anaphylactic allergy, and action to be taken by the staff in the event, along with the child’s photography, will be posted for stall
• Anaphylactic allergies: Upon a child’s admission to the centre, the parent must supply a doctor’s note stating the specifies of an allergy, and provide an auto-injection (Epi-pen)
• Parents of allergic children are responsible to prepare the Epi-pen to be available at the child care at all time
• If a parent believes the child no long requires an Epi-pen, a doctor’s note confirming this information will be required
• Sick children may not attend day care because they make the other children sick too. “Sick”, according to the regulations is any child that may be running a fever, has a rash, unexplained symptoms, or who appears to be less that healthy.
• If a child becomes ill at day care, the parents will be notified and expected to pick up the child. Ill children will be isolated from the rest of the children.
• The ill child will be isolated in a comfortable place under a close teacher’s supervision and we will call her/ his parents to notify that their child is ill. If the illness is serious, we will ask them to pick her/ him up. If we can not reach the parent, we would call the other people who were listed in the emergency form or the child’s physician.
• All children must have a complete health evaluation form and up to date immunizations before enrolment in the day care facility.
• Use of the alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances is prohibited in the day care facility at all times for both the provider and parents of the children.
• The daycare will administer only prescription medication.
• Parents must sign a consent form, before any medication.
• Any changes in medications must be provided in written form
• Before giving each dose of medication, checking the 5 rights: right medication, right dose, right child, right time, route of administration
• Non-prescription medicine will be administered only when it has been recommended in writing by child’s doctor and parents have signed the appropriate form.
• Medications should always be stored in their original container in a secure place out of the reach of children.
• Refrigerated medication should be stored in a plastic or zip-lock bag in the food section of the fridge.
• Medication must be dispensed from the original container label with the child’s name, physician’s name.
• If I aware of any side effects of medication, I will notify the parents. If the parents do not respond, I will ask the health care provider or pharmacist.
It is understood this policy is for the benefit of the children. I have read, understood, and agreed the policy.
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