Parents are required to respond as soon as possible concerning the sick child when contacted by WPCC staff.
Symptoms that will require children to be picked up immediately are:
- Fever of or in excess of 100.5 degrees*
- Diarrhea or increase in loose stools over the normal amount for the individual*
- Suspected “pink eye” or conjunctivitis
- Impetigo or suspicious rash
- Mouth sores
- Head lice
*Children who were sick with a stomach virus should be symptom free (no diarrhea or vomiting, without medication) for at least 24 hours in order to return to school.
*A child sent home with a fever may return after the child has been fever-free without medication for twenty-four (24) hours.
*A child who has chicken pox may also return after all blisters have dried and crusted over.
Unwell child… Requests for a child to stay indoors or have additional rest are generally indicative that the child is not ready to participate in a group situation. Guidelines have been established by WPCC in accordance with state childcare law and other best practices concerning sick children.
Please refer to the Family Handbook or contact the Center with any questions or concerns.