At the Early Childhood School, your child’s health and safety are of utmost importance to us. Our staff members are trained in CPR and First Aid. In addition, staff members are also trained to recognize certain signs of illness. In the event of illness or accident, the teacher will offer comfort and First Aid to the child and the school will be in contact with the parents.
All children must have current medical and immunization forms, completed by a physician, on file in the Early Childhood School office before he/she may attend school.
If your child exhibits any of the following symptoms, you will be asked to take your child home from school, so as not to infect other children. Children will be asked to leave only after the Director has verified the symptoms.
- A temperature of 100˚ F or more
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Evidence of lice infection
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Colored discharge from nose (not related to allergies) and eyes
- Severe coughing
If your child is absent from school, please inform the school office as to the reason for the absence. Children who become ill while at school will be removed from their class and brought to the ECS Office, where they will remain until they are picked up. Your child will never be left alone. For your child’s welfare, as well as that of the other children, we request that you please keep your child home if he or she exhibits any signs of illness.
Your child will be readmitted to school after an illness if:
- The child is fever/vomit/diarrhea free for a 24 hour period – without the aid of medication
- The child no longer has signs of the illness
- Discharge from the nose is not green or yellow
- In the case of lice infestation, the Montgomery County Health Department requires that a child be nit free in order to return to school. The Early Childhood School office will examine the child before the child will be permitted to return to school.
The ECS may administer prescribed and over the counter medication to a child only upon the written order of a licensed physician. A signed Physician’s Medication Administration Form must be on file to administer any medication. A record will be kept of all medications dispensed to a child during the day. All medication must be in its original bottle and properly labeled. For safety reasons, children should not carry medicine into the school. All medications will be stored in the ECS office. However, should your child be prescribed an Epi-pen, it will be stored in your child’s assigned classroom.
The safety of all children is of extreme importance to us. All food served by the school is nut free and all food packed in lunches must be nut free as well. We are able to accommodate a variety of other allergies. Please communicate with the Early Childhood Director about your child’s needs.