Sick or Injured Child
If a child becomes ill during the course of the day, staff are required to contact the parent / guardian to pick-up their child as soon as possible. All attempts will be made to remove the child from the program and for either a staff member, Executive Director or Supervisor to the office or parent lounge. Please note that the Centre does not have a ‘sick room’ for children, we do our best to accommodate any sick children while keeping in mind the health and safety of the rest of the children.
If your child is sick or has any new or worsening symptoms of illness, they should remain at home until their symptoms are improving for 24 hours (or 48 hours for nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea) and should seek assessment from their health care provider if needed.
For minor medical accidents (i.e. scrapes, cuts, and bumps), staff will provide the appropriate first aid and an accident form will be filled out. Parents will be required to sign the accident report and a copy will be emailed to the parents by the next business day.. The parents / guardian will be called if staff feels the injury requires non-emergency medical attention. If a child does require immediate medical attention due to injury or illness, the staff will call 911 and the child will be transported to the hospital accompanied by a staff member. The parents/ guardians will be notified as soon as possible by staff or management regarding the situation.
In the event that a child needs to stay home due to illness, please contact the CCCCG:
- Email or phone at the main office - 519-822-1280 and press 0
- Email or phone Dori Cross at her office - 519-826-6927
Please refer to the "Medical Policy” for information on specific illnesses and exclusionary guidelines. You can also refer to the "Detailed Descriptions and Policies for Selected Medical Conditions" table as a reference as well.
A child who has a rash, with or without a fever must be seen by a medical professional to determine the symptoms are not communicable.
If a child has a life–threatening allergy or illness, parents need to advise management, fill out the necessary forms and provide any medication needed. View our Medication Policy and Anaphylaxis Policy for further information.
If a child is prescribed medicaiton /antibiotics, they will need to be on the medication for 24 hours prior to returning.
If a child has head lice, they will be able to return after the first treatment and there are no live lice or nits present.