It can be stressful for working parents to balance work and family life – especially when children are sick. This is the main reason why there are a growing number of sick kids at daycare centers. There are different regulations from every state that specify what conditions the child is facing before they must be excluded from attending daycare.
Determine if the Child Is too Sick
Sick kids at daycare centers are often overlooked as a breeding ground for the spread of contagious germs. Many times, it can be due to daycare neglect because the staff doesn’t take steps to prevent this spread from happening.
There are many illnesses that should definitely prevent children from attending daycare. Some of these illnesses include:
- Chickenpox – can spread through the air or by direct contact. Only when all the lesions are dry should a child return to daycare.
- Pink Eye – can be spread by touching the eye or making contact with contaminated clothing. A child can return to daycare when whites of eyes are clear and crusting in gone.
- Impetigo – blisters around mouth, nose and diaper area. Can be spread through contact with sores. A child can return to daycare when the sores are dry.
Medicine for Sick Children at Daycare
There may be cases where your child may need to take medication while at a daycare center. There have been cases where the staff forgets to give the infected child medication or may have given too much. This can lead to daycare abuse and a sicker child. According to healthykids.us, there are key questions that a parent will need to ask a daycare center prior to sending sick children. These questions include:
- Is the staff trained to administer medication?
- What is the policy on handling medication?
- Will the medication be stored away properly?
Rasansky Law Firm is committed to being an advocate for daycare abuse. If you feel that your child is a victim of daycare neglect, don’t hesitate to fill out our free case evaluation form. Our team will gladly review the facts of your situation.