Healthy and Safety

Kids' Care Club Sick Policy

Kids’ Care Club Child Development Center is not equipped to handle ill children. For their safety and the safety of others, we require that all sick children be picked up within one hour of a parent or guardian being called.  If we request that a child be picked up, the parent must respond within one hour of the first call or receive a $25.00 charge.  It is essential that parent contact information be kept up to date so the Administration Staff can reach the parent if a child becomes ill.  

Teachers must fill out an Illness Form when sending a child home and inform the Administration Staff of the illness before calling the parents.  Teachers are responsible for the parent signing the form and providing a copy to the parents. 

A child should be kept at home if any of the following symptoms occur:

  • A fever of 100.5 degrees or higher
  • Diarrhea or vomiting within 24 hours
  • Any undiagnosed rash
  • Sore Throat or cough
  • Earache or Pink Eye
  • Profuse nasal discharge
  • Any illness or other concerns that prevent the child from participating comfortably in activities.

We require a child to be symptom free for a 24 hour period and test negative for COVID-19, prior to returning to the center.  If the child has a confirmed case or exhibiting symptoms of any contagious disease such as COVID-19, whooping cough, German or regular measles, mumps, chicken pox, diphtheria, pinworm, head lice, or scarlet fever; the child should be kept at home and parents are to report the illness immediately to the center. The Director will notify parents if their child may have been exposed.  

If a child tests positive for any contagious disease they must stay out of the classroom for the amount of time recommended by the California Department of Health. We may ask for a Doctor’s note confirming the diagnosis including the recommended exclusion.