Medications & Medical Conditions
Prescription medications must be in original containers labeled with your child’s name, date, dosage directions and physician’s name. Non-prescription medication must also be labeled with your child’s name. (Fever reducing medications will not be administered as they mask fever and can put others at risk of becoming ill as a result.) You are required to complete the Medicine Authorization Form located at the office when dispensing of medication is required by First Class Child Development Center’s staff. The Medicine Authorization Form can be completed for up to a one-week period; for the child’s safety, a new form must be filled out each week, if necessary. The administration personnel of First Class Child Development Center administer the medications.
For safety reasons, please do not leave any medications in your child’s bag or cubby. All non-refrigerated medication should be in the original container and left at the front desk. All medications requiring refrigeration will be kept in the refrigerator in a container labeled ‘Medicine’.
It is important that you inform the staff and the front office of any special food allergies or medical conditions your child has. This will assist us in being better prepared to handle any emergencies that may arise.
In order to maintain a healthy environment, we ask that you not bring your child to school if he/she is showing signs of illness. If your child becomes ill during the day, you will be contacted immediately and required to pick him/her up. You will be contacted if your child has any of the following symptoms:
Temperature of 100.40 degrees
Fine blisters possibly indicating chicken pox or other communicable disease
Discharge from the eye or crusted eyelid, indicating the possibility of infectious pink eye
Listless, lethargic behavior, lack of appetite, refusal to eat or drink, extreme irritability or clearly unusual behavior for that child that indicates the likelihood of oncoming illness
Multiple atypical bowel movements that may indicate the possibility of infectious diarrhea
Rashes that indicate the possibility of measles, scarlet fever or other communicable disease
While we understand the pressures of working parents, First Class Child Development Center does not have the facilities nor the staff necessary to care for mildly ill children. For the comfort of the child and the well-being of everyone else, please make arrangements to have your child picked up from school within one hour after First Class Child Development Center staff has given notification.
Children who leave First Class Child Development Center due to illness or are absent due to illness, must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.
Although First Class Child Development Center has an extensive safety awareness program, along with routine inspections and regular maintenance of our building, playground and equipment, accidents can happen. Most accidents occur as the result of children being children: playing, running, testing their abilities and interactive skills. If such accidents occur that require medical attention, parents are contacted immediately.
Please keep the front office updated of changes in your business and home addresses and phone numbers, so you can easily be reached. If you or the other listed contact people cannot be reached, we will call the physician specified by you on your child’s Medical Release Form. In the event immediate professional medical attention is required, your child will be taken to the nearest licensed medical treatment facility or hospital.
REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT
It is our intent to build a partnership with parents to help them to provide the most suitable environment possible for children. It is important for parents to be aware that state law requires any and all incidents of suspected child abuse or neglect to be reported to the Texas Department of Children’s Protective Services. It is the responsibility of this agency to investigate each reported case.