Rainbow Steps Handbook

Rainbow Steps Preschool Page 10 Parent Handbook Symptoms of Illness An “Ohio Communicable Disease Chart” is posted in the preschool office. A child with any of the following signs or symptoms of illness will be isolated from the other children and a parent will be called. • Temperature of at least 100 degrees Farenheit (by the axillary method) when in combination with any other symptom of illness. • Diarrhea (three or more abnormally loose stools within a 24 hour period) • Severe coughing, causing the child to become red or blue in the face or to make a whooping sound • Difficult or rapid breathing • Yellowish skin or eyes • Redness of the eye or eyelid, thick and purulent discharge, matted eyelashes, burning, itching eyes • Untreated infected skin patches, unusual spots or rashes • Unusually dark urine and/or gray or white stool • Stiff neck with an elevated temperature • Evidence of lice, scabies or other parasites/infections • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing • Vomiting more than one time or when accompanied by any other sign of illness Children may return to school when they have been symptom free (no vomiting, diarrhea, or fever) for 24 hours. In a situation where a child has been hospitalized or requires special treatment, we ask that you provide a note from the doctor clearing the child for return to school. Emergency Procedures In case of an emergency, serious illness or injury a teacher trained in first aid will stay with the child and 911 will be called immediately. Parents will be notified and the instructions noted on the emergency transportation section of the child’s form will be followed. Squad attendants will receive a copy of the emergency release form as well as emergency contact numbers and the child’s health and medical records. The child will be transported by the ambulance to the designated emergency room. An administrator or teacher will stay with the child at all times, including transport, until a child’s parent or guardian arrives and assumes responsibility for the child’s care. We will not enrol a child whose parents refuse to grant permission for emergency transportation. An Incident/Injury report will be completed by a teacher/staff member in charge of the child when the following occur. • An illness, accident, or injury which requires first aid treatment; or • a bump or blow to the head; or • emergency transportation; or • an unusual, unexpected event which jeopardizes the safety of the children or staff. The report will be completed, detailing the incident/injury which will be given to the parent or person picking up the child that day. In case of emergency transport, a copy of the report will be available at the preschool within 24 hours of the incident.

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