for DayCare Centers
1101 - General
- No child or staff shall be admitted who has a contagious or infectious
disease. Parents and guardians shall be notified to pick up the child if the
child exhibits any of the symptoms listed below:
- a. Fever: A body temperature of 101;
- b. Diarrhea: three (3) or more watery stools in a 24-hour period;
- c. Vomiting: Vomiting on two or more occasions within the past 24-hour
- d. Rash: Body rashes, not obviously associated with diapering, heat
or allergic reactions to medications ; or
- e. Sore Throat: if associated with fever or swollen glands in the
- Any child who becomes ill and unable to participate in daily activities
shall be separated from other children, supervised, and parents shall be called
to pick up the child.
- Any child who is injured shall have immediate attention. Parents
shall be notified of all injuries. Injuries that require the attention of
medical personnel shall be reported to the parent immediately.
- Parents or guardians of all children shall be notified of contagious
illness as soon as possible.
- Medication shall be given to children only with signed parental
permission which includes date, type, drug name, time and dosage. It shall
be in the original container, not have an expired date, and be labeled with
the child's name. Staff shall not dispense medications in dosages that exceed
the recommendations stated on the medication bottle.
- A first aid supply shall be kept out of reach of the children. A
first aid kit containing medications shall be locked. This kit shall include
- a. Adhesive Band-Aids;
- b. Sterile gauze squares;
- c. Adhesive tape;
- d. Roll of gauze bandages;
- e. Antiseptic; and
- f. Thermometer.
- Medicine shall be kept out of the reach of the children when dispensing
and shall be stored in a locked area at all other times.
- Smoking is prohibited within the physical confines of the child
- Smoking outside the facility shall be limited to a designated area
out of the presence of children.
- Garbage and soiled diapers shall be kept in closed containers.
Garbage and trash shall be removed from the center daily and from the grounds
at least once a week.
- There shall be no pets or animals allowed that present a health
and safety threat.
- The following communicable diseases, whether suspected in a child
or adult, shall be reported within 24 hours to either the local County Health
Unit or the toll free Reporting System (800-482-8888):
Reporting data shall include:
- a. Gonorrhea;
- b. Hepatitis (A, B, Non-A, Non-B, unspecified and results of serologies);
- c. Syphilis;
- d. Rash illness [including * MEASLES & RUBELLA, * WHOOPING COUGH (pertussis),
MENINGITIS and MUMPS];
- e. Tuberculosis; and
- f. Salmonellas (including typhoid).
- a. Name and location of reporting person;
- b. Disease or suspected disease and date of onset;
- c. Name, age, sex, address and phone number of patient (please spell patient's
- d. Name of patient's physician.
- A roster shall be maintained on infants and toddlers who have not
completed the minimum immunization requirements and parents notified of the
- Within 15 days of enrollment of a child, the child care facility
shall verify that the child has been immunized as required by the Arkansas
Department of Health or the child cannot remain in care (Arkansas Code 20-78-206
as amended by Act 870 of 1997--a current immunization schedule is provided
as an insert in this publication).