Health and Safety FAQ
Little Flower Learning Center strives to provide a clean, healthy environment for children enrolled in our center. We ask every parent that if their children are displaying signs of sickness or colds to not bring them to the center. We follow CDC, State, and local health department guidelines in efforts to minimize the spread of sickness and illness.
The following procedures are implemented:
Children may not attend or will be sent home when displaying the following signs of illness:
- …is feverish or has had a fever within the last 24 hours (a medication slip for Tylenol or other fever-reducing medication will require an explanation for administering)
- …has a fever of 100.4 or above when taken in the armpit or 101 or above when taken orally
- …has a deep, productive, or tight cough
- …has vomited or has had diarrhea more than 3 times within the last 24 hours
- …has red, runny eyes or symptoms which might be suggestive of “pink eye”
- …has a sore throat or coated tongue that can interfere with food consumption
- …diminished appetite
- …has a yellowish/greenish discharge from nose indicative of infection
- …is lethargic or displays signs of not feeling well1
- …has displayed any symptoms of a contagious disease such as skin rashes
When determining whether a child is well enough to attend school, please remember that the classroom is shared with other children, teachers and staff that come in contact with your child and things your child may touch. Children are most contagious prior to full-blown symptoms and it is important that children who have been ill not be sent back to school when they are still at risk.
If a child is determined to be ill upon arrival in the morning, the teacher(s) may request that the child not be admitted for the day.
If your child becomes ill during the day, the parent(s) will be notified and a request made to pick up the child as soon as possible. Every effort is made to remove the ill child from the general population until the parent(s) can arrive.
In the event a child has contracted a contagious disease such as Strep, Chicken Pox, Pink Eye, etc., Little Flower Learning Center should be immediately notified by the parent and will, in turn, notify other parents. Little Flower Learning Center will post notices of confirmed cases of contagious diseases. Any child with the exemption from immunization form or that is under-immunized will be removed from the classrooms if necessary.
Little Flower Learning Center will also follow the recommendations of the Health Department to protect your child from any environmental or health hazards.
Please remember that our Health and Safety policy is for the benefit of all our children, parents, and staff.
- Everyone who enters the building must wear a mask
- Everyone must take their temperature upon entrance to the building
- Everyone two years of age and older must wear a mask unless eating, napping, or outside
- There are UV lights in every classroom to reduce the spread of germs