Health and Safety

Health and Safety

To protect all the children in our center we require that your child be vaccinated before starting the center. We will NOT accept a religious note exempting your child from obtaining the required shots. You must provide an up to date shot record for your child before you start the center.

Place of Grace Early Learning Center has developed a specific health policy in order to protect the health and welfare of all of the children and staff in attendance. The policy is developed based on the recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control, National Health and Safety Performance Standards, Monongalia County Health Department Officer, and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services. These policies are subject to change based on changes in recommendations, specific outbreaks, or specific health concerns. This policy does not reflect the individual opinions of a single or multiple health care professionals. Ultimately, this policy is at all times at the sole discretion of Place of Grace Early Learning Center.

Children with a fever of above 100.5° taken by ear thermometer may be excluded. Staff will closely monitor the child for any abnormal behavior and symptoms. Once a child has been excluded due to a fever, they will not be permitted to return until the child has a normal temperature for at least 24 hours without any fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Under no circumstance may a parent administer fever reducing medication to a child in order to suppress a fever to send a child to school. Tylenol and Ibuprofen will only be administered to children with non-contagious medical conditions such as teething or for immunization preparation and follow up. Administration should be notified immediately if the child could have a fever related to immunizations.

In addition, children will be excluded from school any time that the following conditions exist: the illness prevents the child from participating comfortably in activities or the illness results in a greater need for care compromising the health and safety of the other children in the classroom as determined by the provider.

Documents/Forms

Pre-K Only Forms