Health & Safety
Each day, upon arrival, an informal health check of each child will be done. It is very important to us that each child be healthy and happy at school. We cannot admit or retain in care, except with a written exception from the health department or a physician any child whom:
- Is diagnosed as having or being a carrier of a daycare-restricted disease, as defined in Health Division OAR 333-19-200
Has one of the following symptoms, or a combination of symptoms of illness within the past 24 hours.
- Fever over 101 Fahrenheit
- Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose stool per day)
- Nausea or severe stomach cramps
- Severe cough
- Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes
- Draining eyes (pinkeye or sinus infection)
- Skin or eye lesions or rashes that are severe, weeping or pus-filled
- Stiff neck or headache with one or more of the symptoms listed above
- Difficulty breathing or wheezing
- Complaints of severe pain
- If a child is notably tired and/or irritable and needing one on one care
- Non-clear discharge coming from the nose
A child may be sent home if any of the above symptoms appear during the day. In such cases, the child will be immediately isolated by the Director’s desk, or in their classroom, Parent(s) will be contacted and required to pick up their child within 60 minutes. If a child is sent home, they cannot return to school the next day. We also ask that the child be home and symptom-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
Fire and Emergency Drills
We have a monthly fire evacuation drill that involves each child and staff member at the center. We also periodically practice procedures for earthquakes and other natural disasters.