Illness

Your child's health is of major importance to us. Every effort will be made to promote the physical well being of all children.  We will always communicate with you if your child is not feeling well and will call you if the illness seems to warrant it.  In such an event, your child will be isolated from the other children until your arrival. To prevent the spread of infections, your child should be kept at home when any of the following conditions exist:

  • A fever - any temperature over 101 degrees within the past 24 hours
  • A constant or persistent cough or wheezing, which could indicate bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Sudden onset of diarrhea characterized by an increased number of bowel movements compared to the child's
    normal pattern or which contain more stool water
  • Vomiting
  • Any skin or eye infection, for example, impetigo or pink eye. The child will be allowed to return to Building Blocks
    when he/she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours
  • Severe sore throat. Pending the results of a strep test, please keep your child at home until you know it is negative. 
    If positive, the child will be allowed to return to school when he/she has been on antibiotics for 24 hours
  • Symptoms of childhood diseases, for example, scarlet fever, measles, mumps, chicken pox or whooping cough

If any of the above conditions should develop during the day, you will be called to pick up your child immediately (within one hour, unless notified of an emergency situation) and your child will need to remain at home until symptom-free for 24 hours.

A child that has been picked up from Building Blocks due to illness must have a doctor's note in order to be permitted to return to the center on the same day. A child must be able to participate in all activities including outside play.

Every child must have a physical examination record on file with all immunizations up-to-date. It is required to have your child examined once every year that he/she is enrolled at Building Blocks. If your doctor has special rules or policies concerning any phase of the physical, we will be glad to comply with these rules or policies.

Immunization records required by law for children in child care will be maintained for each child enrolled.  For infants (up to two years of age), the records will be reviewed and updated every six months. Each time your child receives an immunization shot, Building Blocks requires an updated shot record.

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