Parent Handbook

Medical Policy

Children enrolled in FHCDC must have a medical form, signed by a physician, completed and returned to the office within thirty (30) days of enrollment.

INFANT MEDICAL POLICY

Children, age 6 weeks to 12 months, must have a medical form that states that the physician is aware that the child is enrolled in Fort Hill.

PERMISSION TO GIVE MEDICATION

If the child must take medicine while at the center, a medicine form must be filled out completely. Forms are available in each classroom. Medicines are to be in unbreakable bottles and have a current prescription date. The center is not responsible for breakage or spillage. ONLY PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES WILL BE ADMINISTERED. MEDICINE MAY NOT BE LEFT IN THE CHILD'S LOCKER - IT MUST BE GIVEN TO THE TEACHER TO BE LOCKED IN THE BLACK MEDICINE BOX.

ILLNESS POLICY

DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THE CHILD CARE CENTER IF HE/SHE HAS:

  1. Cold with yellow nasal discharge
  2. Sore or swollen joints
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Contagious cough
  5. Chills
  6. Skin rash
  7. Flushed face or fever
  8. Inflamed eyes
  9. Sore throat
  10. Enlarged glands
  11. Diarrhea
  12. Earache
  13. Temperature over 101

NOTES FOR PARENTS IN REGARD TO ILLNESS

  1. Your child must be picked up as quickly as possible if he/she becomes ill during the day.
  2. You must report to the Director, by phone or in writing, if your child contracts a communicable disease.
  3. Do not bring your child to the center when there are signs of illness developing.
  4. The center must have personal or written word that a child has fully recoverd from any illness before he/she can be re-admitted to school.
  5. If medications are to be given at the center, directions as to how the medicine is to be administered must be clearly marked on the medicine form.
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