As a state licensed child care center, Day Nursery follows many health and safety procedures which are considered “best practice” for caring for young children.
- We are continuing all best practices as outline by the board of health, which include proper hand washing, sanitation (using bleach water solutions as outlined by the board of health regulations) of all surfaces such as tables, counter tops, bathroom sinks and toilets and kitchen areas, door knobs, etc.
- We will continue our practice of daily well-child checks to ensure all children entering the program each morning are free of any flu-like symptoms
- Children who experience flu-like symptoms with an elevated temperature will be sent home. This includes temperatures that are controlled with the aid of medication (like Tylenol).
- Staff members who are experiencing flu like symptoms have been told to stay home. No attendance points will be assessed if the staff member returns to work with a note from the doctor stating that they have been treated for flu like symptoms.
In response to the recent H1N1 outbreak, NACCRRA (the National Association for Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies) and Child Care Aware® have compiled some resources to help parents prepare for, plan and respond to a possible outbreak. Additional information can be found at www.childcareaware.org.