Health & Medications Policies

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Health Policy

As it is Pladec’s commitment to provide children with a safe and healthy environment, we are responsible for ensuring all staff and children are follow the health policies and guidelines set forth by the KFL&A Public Health as well as the Ministry of Education.

As a quick reminder to ensure the overall health and safety, staff and children are unable to attend the centre if they display any of the following symptoms:

• An elevated temperature of 38.0°C (100.4°F)
• Vomiting
• Diarrhea
• Eyes or ears discharge
• Visible rashes
• Any communicable disease including: Impetigo, Coxsackie Virus, Fifth Disease, German Measles, Hepatitis A or B, Meningitis, Measles, Mumps, Whooping Cough, Scabies, Scarlet Fever, Strept Throat, or Tuberculosis
• Bronchitis or pneumonia.

Should your child develop a fever of 38.0°C while in our care, the staff will contact you immediately. A fever is not an illness, but is normally a symptom of illness. Therefore, as outlined by the KFL&A Public Heath Unit, children must be fever free and un-medicated for at least 24 hour before they may return to the centre.

Children who experience an episode of vomiting or two episodes of diarrhea will be sent home and must remain until they are symptom free for a minimum of 48 hours.

Children experiencing any eye or ear discharge or a visible rash will be sent home, they will also be required to provide a doctor’s note upon their return.

If diagnosed with an illness requiring antibiotics they may also be required to remain away from the centre until 24 hours after their first dosage. Additional restrictions and procedures may be required based on the doctor’s diagnosis, please inform the daycare as soon as possible to allow the staff to take the proper precautions.

A child must be able to fully participate in all aspects of the program, including outdoor play. If your child is unable to participate fully in the program, including outdoor play they will be unable to stay for the programming. Children are not permitted to stay inside, as staffing ratio does not allow for this.

Medication Policy

Pladec is only permitted to administer medication prescribed directly by a physician. Medications must be supplied to the centre in the original packaging with prescription label displaying:

• Child’s name
• Medication name
• Prescribing physician name
• Required dosage
• Duration of dosage

A medical note must accompany the medication stating any special administration instructions and the reasoning for the medication. Parents/guardians must complete a Medication Information and Consent form for each medication, this form can be found in the forms section.

Asthma, Allergies and Other Medical Needs

Parents are asked to ensure Pladec is informed of any medical changes with a child. If your child has been diagnosed with asthma, allergies, seizure disorder or any other medical needs please be sure to inform the Supervisor and Staff as soon as possible, health plans will be provided.

Forms:

ANAPHYLAXIS EMERGENCY PLAN

Pladec Medical Form

Administration Medication Information and Consent Form