Health and Safety

Due to the ongoing pandemic, health, safety, and wellbeing is our top priority. We are following the guidelines of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), public health officials of the state of California, and the county of San Mateo. We ask our parents to support, understand, and follow our protocol.

 

Covid-19 Requirements and Changes

  1. Daily health screening and temperature checks are required for all adults and children in the center.

  2. Adults and children will always wear face masks except while eating and drinking.

  3. Families dropping off and picking up are limited to the front door.

  4. During nap time, teachers will orient children’s cots head to toe, so that their heads are at least 6 feet apart.

  5. Children and teachers must frequently wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitizer.

  6. The teachers will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.

  7. If your child has any of the following symptoms: fever, chills, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, we will contact you to pick up your child immediately. Your child must stay home until symptoms are no longer showing.

  8. If a child or staff tests positive for Covid-19, they will need to quarantine at home for 14 days.

 

List of Conditions for Exclusion

The following is a list of conditions that exclude children from the program as well as conditions for the child’s return.

  1. Chicken Pox - after the blisters have scabbed over (minimum of 7 days from onset)

  2. Measles - when all signs of the rash have disappeared

  3. Mumps - when all swelling has disappeared

  4. Pinworm - after antibiotics have been completed for 24 hours

  5. Head lice - after all lice and nits are gone

  6. Scabies - when lesions have disappeared or a doctor’s note stating the child is non-infectious.

  7. Conjunctivitis (pink eye) - after treatment, no eye discharge, and a doctor’s note

  8. Impetigo - after antibiotics have been completed for 24 hours

  9. Skin Rash - must be diagnosed by a physician and a written note must be received before child is readmitted into the program

  10. Strep throat, tonsillitis - after antibiotics have been completed for 24 hours

  11. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease - when all signs of the disease have disappeared (minimum of 7 days from onset)

  12. Cough - after the cough has subsided

  13. Ear Infection - after antibiotics have been completed for 24 hours


Please notify the provider if the child has been exposed to any contagious disease. We must exercise precautions to maintain a healthy environment and to avoid any epidemic situations.


CHILDREN MAY RETURN TO THE PROGRAM WHEN ALL SYMPTOMS DISAPPEAR OR THE PHYSICIAN SIGNS A STATEMENT AS TO THE LACK OF A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE. (We need a doctor’s note to avoid any epidemic situations.)

 

Illnesses

Our goal is to keep all children and staffs healthy, and we need your cooperation to achieve this goal.

If your child has any of the following illnesses or conditions, you must keep your child at home. If your child is at the center, you will be notified. When notified, you must make arrangements for your child to be picked up within the hour of notification. Your child should remain at home until he/she is able to participate in a normal school day.

  • A temperature above 100-degree Fahrenheit

  • Vomiting (2 or more time in 24 hours)

  • Diarrhea (3 or more watery stool in 24 hours)

  • A rash or nits

  • Eye infection

  • Sore throat

  • Any communicable disease (please notify us immediately if your child has a communicable disease as we have the responsibility of contacting other parents and the Health Department in some cases.)

  • Uncomfortable, cranky, or shows symptoms that prevent the child's participation in our program


If your child needs emergency care and transport to the nearest hospital by EMS (Emergency Medical Service), you will be responsible for the associated cost. Parents will be notified immediately of this action taken.


If we will be administering any medication to your child, a permission slip is required from the doctor with complete instructions and exact dosage. All medication must be on the original bottle or container and all prescription medication must include the prescription label and instructions and given to the preschool teacher. Consent must be signed by parent prior for us to be allowed to administer any medication. We administer over the counter medication with a doctor’s note. The teachers will lock the children’s medication with the doctor’s note in the medication cabinet. All medication is always stored out of reach of children. All the remaining medicine shall be returned to the parent.


If any health emergency happens, a teacher will make an emergency phone call right away. A teacher will stay with the kid and make sure the scene is safe. The teacher will not leave the child until a grown-up or an emergency team arrives. Another teacher will make sure other children are safe.