Illnesses and Medication

Illness

Quality Care CDC is not licensed to provide childcare for children who are ill. 

Sick ChildIf your child has had a fever in the past 24 hours, a constant cough, is vomiting, has a rash, recurrent diarrhea, or symptoms of communicable disease like measles or chicken pox, we ask that you keep your child home.  If he or she has symptoms such as wheezing, nasal discharge or sneezing severe enough to indicate that your child should not attend a group child care setting, please keep your child at home.  If your child was sent home ill with any symptoms listed above or made aware to you by the Directors or staff at Quality Care CDC Inc. your child cannot be readmitted into child care for a minimum of one full business day. 

If your child were to be exposed to a communicable childhood disease, you would want to know right away.  For that reason, please tell us if your child has been exposed to or diagnosed with a communicable disease so we can alert the other parents.  If your child becomes ill while at Quality Care CDC, we will contact you to pick up your child immediately.  “Illness” as defined by the state of Oklahoma.  

Children who have been ill may not return to the center until they are no longer contagious and are ready to participate in the full program, including outdoor play.  A statement from the child’s physician may be required stating that they are free of a contagious illness. 

All children that are ill will are isolated from the well group and stay in the office until their parent or guardian comes to pick them up from Quality Care CDC Inc.

Medication 

In order to allow management to control and monitor medications they will be given at 8 a.m., 12 noon, and 4 p.m. Parents are asked to adjust the doses given at home to correspond with these times. 

Before Quality Care CDC can give prescription or non-prescription medication to your child, we must have written authorization from you.  We will ask for your authorization each week for as long as your child needs the medicine.  

Taking Medicine

If you need to send a prescription medication to school, it must be in the original, pharmacy-labeled container with your child’s name, type of medication, side effects, date, and amount of time of the dosage.  Hand it directly to one of the center directors or your child’s teacher.  Please do not allow your child to carry medicine in a pocket or leave it in a diaper bag or a book bag.  It’s a good idea to ask your pediatrician if the medication can be given in the morning or evening so that you can avoid bringing it to the center.  

If your child’s over the counter medication varies from the recommended dosage, a doctor’s written authorization may be needed for us to comply with the states licensing requirements.  

Allergies 

If your child has any allergy issue, please talk to your child’s teacher and the directors so we can take the right precautions.