Daycare.com Forum Daycare Forum

Go Back   Daycare.com Forum > Main Category > Daycare Center and Family Home Forum

Daycare Center and Family Home Forum Daycare Center and Family Home owners, Directors, Operators and Assistants should post and ask questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-21-2012, 03:22 PM
pootmcgoot's Avatar
pootmcgoot pootmcgoot is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 161
Default Accepting Sick Children Into Care?

Do you accept sick children into care? Do you charge a higher weekly rate? Have an extra charge per day the child is sick? Do you quarantine the child in another room? What are your policies for parents who can't miss work or they will lose their jobs?

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Michael's Avatar
Michael Michael is online now
Admin & Owner-Daycare.com
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Moorpark CA, Ocean Ridge, FL
Posts: 7,802
Default

Most here have a sick policy that requires sending the child home. Here are some samples: http://daycare.com/forum/tags.php?tag=sick+policy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Breezy's Avatar
Breezy Breezy is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,271
Default

I have a well child daycare and kids get sent home if they are sick. That means fever, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Even if they are just miserable and cant participate in care (lying on the floor crying constantly, etc).

It is not my problem if the parents can't take time off work it is not my job to care for a child that needs mom or dad to get better. I also will not subject my family or the other childreb in my care to their illness. I have children with compromised immune systems, etc and I don't want to put them at risk.

Mil-Mil families are required to have a family care plan for how things will be taken care of in the event the child is sick at least here in the Air Force. If its a civilian-military family the civilian is almost always expected to take time from work for a sick child.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-21-2012, 05:22 PM
Provider_Manda's Avatar
Provider_Manda Provider_Manda is offline
Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Portsmouth, Ohio
Posts: 373
Default

I do not allow sick kids, if there is fever, throwing up, diarrahea etc. They have to be symptom free for 24 hours. And if they get sick while in care, parent/parents get called.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-22-2012, 09:55 AM
littlemissmuffet's Avatar
littlemissmuffet littlemissmuffet is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,081
Default

No sick kids allowed! No exceptions!!!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-22-2012, 10:35 AM
Sugar Magnolia's Avatar
Sugar Magnolia Sugar Magnolia is offline
Blossoms Blooming
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Where the wind goes.....
Posts: 2,379
Default

In my state, we would be in violation of regs if we had a visibly ill child in care. If they become ill while here, quarantine only until they can be picked up. Our local hospital has a sick child daycare service. It costs big bucks, so no parent will get fired.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-22-2012, 11:24 AM
Hunni Bee's Avatar
Hunni Bee Hunni Bee is offline
False Sense Of Authority
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Over the Rainbow...
Posts: 2,320
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sugar Magnolia;
Our local hospital has a sick child daycare service. It costs big bucks, so no parent will get fired.
Thats really interesting. I've never heard of that. There's a daycare near me run by a nurse that caters to sick children, though.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-22-2012, 11:41 AM
cheerfuldom's Avatar
cheerfuldom cheerfuldom is offline
Advanced Daycare.com Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7,414
Default

I do not take sick children, above the normal occasional runny nose and that type of thing. I would never allow sick children here because I have three of my own kids to protect, I am pregnant, and I have a fragile special needs girl in my care.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
sick kids, sick policy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Does This Termination Letter Sound Okay? kpa0627 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 18 01-03-2013 11:16 AM
Child Care Facts Blackcat31 Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 0 08-24-2012 10:29 AM
Ear Infections and Sickness in the Daycare Environment Michael Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 5 12-08-2010 09:51 AM
Do I Charge or Not? sahm2three Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 25 07-20-2010 02:09 PM
Educating Children in Your Care GretasLittleFriends Daycare Center and Family Home Forum 6 04-13-2010 07:51 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:52 AM.



Daycare.com         Find A Daycare         List Your Daycare         Toys & Products                 About Us

Daycare.com
Please read our Disclaimer before continuing.

Topics pertain mainly to the following States:

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming