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Small Beginnings Preschool
* Great things come from small beginnings *
Since 1992
HEALTH & SAFETY

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE:
Your child must be brought right into the classroom. The teacher's responsibility begins
when you turn your child over to her and ends when you return to the classroom to pick
up your child.
You are required to sign in daily, state where you will be, and who will
be picking up your child.
Your promptness in arrival and departure is appreciated by
both your child and the teachers.
Parents are requested to phone the school before
class time if your child is unable to attend a day he/she is registered.

By law children can only be released to a responsible adult - those listed on our
entry form (ie; emergency contacts and those authorized to pick up). Please do not
send siblings to pick up your child.
The centre may also refuse to release a child to
anyone who appears to be intoxicated.

HEALTH POLICY:
Our health policy is designed to ensure and maintain a healthy environment. To
determine when a child is well enough to attend preschool can be a difficult decision for
parents and teachers. The following policies have been drawn up with the interest of all
children in mind.

Parents should keep their child at home when the child has or is developing any of
the following:
  • Fever (100 deg. F or 38.3 deg. C) within the hour
  • Pain. Any complaints of unexpected or undiagnosed pain
  • Acute cold with fever, runny nose and green mucus, watery eyes, coughing or
    sore throat
  • Sore throat or trouble swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing, wheezing or persistent cough
  • Infected skin, eyes or an undiagnosed rash
  • Headache or a stiff neck
  • Unexplained diarrhea
  • Vomited in the past 24 hours

A child may return when:
  • Fever has stayed below 100 deg. F or 38.3 deg. C for 24 hours without medication
  • Child has had at least one normal bowel movement after bout of diarrhea
  • Child has been examined by a doctor and is medically cleared (pinkeye, scabies,
    impetigo). Such conditions may require a physician's note to verify the child is no
    longer contagious
  • Cold symptoms have subsided (nose running clear, occasional cough)
  • 24 hours have passed since last bout of sickness (vomiting)
  • Have been on antibiotics 24 hours

Parents are asked to notify
Small Beginnings Preschool if their child has a
communicable disease or any parasitic related condition. Families will be notified and
provided with relevant information which is found on the parent board.
When a child becomes ill at preschool the staff will notify the parents. If the parents
cannot be reached the emergency contact will be notified and required to pick up the
child.
Parents are to notify staff of any medication being given to the child outside of
preschool hours. This helps staff to recognize any possible side effects. If a child must
be taken into emergency this is most important. All children's immunization records must
be on file with the preschool. All relevant medical and health information must be
submitted to ensure the needs of the child are met and maintained.

MEDICATION:
  • Our staff cannot administer nonprescription drugs to any child, regardless of
    parental consent.
  • In the event that your child requires prescription medication, a medical
    administration permission form must be completed.
  • Prescribed medication will be administered only from the original prescription
    container.
  • Children who have asthma or allergies, may also have special medical needs. If
    this is the case, the teacher must be advised before the child attends his/her first
    day.