Illness

Because the health and welfare of all our children are our primary concern, we are unable to care for children who are ill. We follow the criteria from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services regarding when children should be excluded from childcare. That policy is that children with the following signs or symptoms should be picked up promptly.

Fever:

  • Armpit temperature of 99.4 degrees or higher (your child’s temperature will be taken under the arm).
  • Oral temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • If a child is sent home with a fever, he/she cannot return until he/she has been fever free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medication).

Uncontrolled Diarrhea: Three (3) or more loose stools in one day.

Vomiting: Two (2) or more episodes in one day.

Pinkeye: Conjunctivitis must be excluded from care until 24 hours after antibiotic treatment has begun.

Head Lice: Excluded from care until after treatment has begun.

Strep Throat: Excluded from care until 24 hours after treatment has begun.

Other signs of possible illness include rashes, wheezing, or unusual lethargy.