A sick child should not be in school. A child would be considered
sick if suffering from any of the following:
The illness will require more care than staff can provide or compromises the health and safety of others.
- Significant fever: temperature above 100 degrees Fahrenheit
- Persistent Diarrhea
- Undiagnosed rash
- Any contagious illness
If a child develops symptoms of illness while in care, the parent will be contacted. Depending on the situation,
the parent may just need to be made aware of the situation or might be asked to pick up the child. In any case, the ill child
will be kept comfortable and segregated, if necessary, from the other children.
- If the child requires emergency medical care, the parent will be contacted. If the parent cannot be reached,
the following procedure will be followed:
- The child’s doctor will be called and his/her instructions will be followed.
- If the doctor is not available, the child will be taken to the nearest emergency facility, which is Putnam
- Laurie Barraco will accompany the child to the hospital and substitute/assistant will supervise the
other children in care. Under no circumstances will a child be left alone.
- Assistant will continue to try to contact the parent.
The parent must supply the child’s complete medical record prior to placement
or shortly thereafter on the required form. This record will be kept in your
child’s folder and must be renewed annually.
This form must be signed by a health care provider verifying that the child is
able to participate in daycare, currently appears to be free from contagious or communicable diseases and is receiving health
care, including appropriate health examinations, in accordance with the American Academy of Pediatrics schedule of such care
and examinations. The written statement from the health care provider must also state whether the child is a child with special
health care needs and, if so, what special provisions, if any, will be necessary in order for the child to participate in
daycare. In addition this documentation must state that the child has received
age-appropriate immunizations in accordance with New York State Public Health Law.
This program does not administer any medications to the children. If medication is necessary during the day,
the parents must be present to administer the medicine. Topical lotion, diaper rash cream and sunscreen can be applied upon
written permission from parent.
There will be absolutely no corporal punishment inflicted on any child. Discipline will not be frightening
or humiliating or associated with food, rest or personal hygiene. The child will be carefully supervised and treated as an
If a need arises for a child to cool down after an incident, my assistant or I will redirect the child to
another activity and make sure that the child realizes why they are being redirected. We will encourage children to resolve
any conflict. If there is a further need for discipline, the child will be temporarily separated from the group. The entire
time that the child is away from the group, there will be a discussion with the child about why it is necessary for him/her
to be away from the other children. This will work well without humiliating the child and will give them a chance to collect
themselves before rejoining the group.
Green’s Garden day care staff are mandated reporters, we are required to register a report with the
State Central Register, NYS Child Protective Services System for any suspected abuse or maltreatment of any child in our care.
The report will include the child’s name, address, age, sex, race, nature and extent of injuries, abuse or maltreatment,
name of person responsible for causing the injury, source of report and actions taken by our staff. The agency will then take