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Health Records

All students must have completed immunization records.

Medication Policy

Prescription medication will be administered to students on a limited basis and only when the proper procedures have been followed. In the event that it is absolutely necessary for a child to receive prescription medication at preschool, the medication must be sent in the original container with the prescription and the name of the student printed on it.

Parents must also complete and sign the medication authorization form, stating the time,

day, and type of medication to be given. These forms are available at the front desk. Lead teachers will administer prescription medication and must record the time that it is given and initial the form.

Non-prescription medication, including, acetaminophen, aspirin, cold medication and cough remedies will NOT BE administered by any Al Shorooq Preschool staff member. The parent will be responsible for administering this type of medication. Under no circumstances may a student bring any medication, prescription or non -prescription, to preschool to give to the teacher. Please do not bring your child to preschool if he or she is too ill to attend without medication.

If your child gets sick at preschool

If your child ever feels ill, we will take her to the office. If she seems to be fairly sick, or if after a brief stay she feels too ill to return to class, we will contact you to arrange for her to be picked up right away. We understand how difficult it can be for working parents to break free during the day, and yet all of our children get ill from time to time. You will want to make arrangements with a friend or relative in advance, again providing proper identification.

Remember: Because colds, flu, and other childhood illnesses spread from child to child with alarming speed, please do not send your child to preschool if he has a fever, nausea, or any other symptoms of illness.

Weather permitting; students will go outside to play every day. If you feel that your child may be too sick to go out to play, he is probably too ill to be at preschool.

Illness and Infection Control

In a preschool setting, it is common for the illness of one child to spread rapidly through the group to other children and to staff members. For this reason we are careful to follow stringent measures to limit and hopefully prevent the spread of disease. Many common childhood diseases are contagious. These are spread in several ways. Respiratory infections spread through coughing, sneezing, and runny noses. Other diseases are spread through direct contact. Careful hand washing by the staff and children can eliminate approximately 75 percent of the risk of spreading these illnesses. Other precautions include separating sick children from those who are well, taking extra precautions with children who need assistance with the toilet, and working to maintain sanitary conditions throughout the preschool.

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