Each child must have a health form from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (signed and dated by a physician on page 3 of the form and signed and dated by a parent on pages 1 and 2 of the form) on file at the center. The hospital preference and the doctor’s name, phone number, allergies, immunization dates, emergency contacts, and medications, etc. must be filled out on the form. Children may not attend the center unless this form is on file BEFORE the FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
A developmental history of your child will be kept on file as required by the State of Kansas.
Emergency Medical Care/Notarized Form:
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment requires that an emergency medical form, and a notarized form, signed by the parent, be on file for each child. This form allows the center to obtain emergency medical treatment if needed. Children may not attend class unless this form is on file BEFORE the FIRST DAY OF CLASS. The Director is a Notary Public and will notarize the emergency medical form for you.
Allergy/Photo Form: The Photo form has been combined with the allergy form. The Center requests an Allergy/Photo Form that gives permission for PECC to post children’s allergies, special health/medical needs in the classroom (must be on file BEFORE the first day of class).
ALLERGIES: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT PARENTS INFORM US OF YOUR CHILD’S ALLERGIES/REACTIONS.
Children with Epi-pens: Please bring an epi-pen to keep at the Center. Parents of children with epi-pens will need to fill out a Long-term Medication Form and have their child’s physician fill out a form to keep with the epi-pen.
Sick Child Policy
Children should be kept home when they are ill or when they have a fever. Children may not return unless they are fever free for 24 hours without medication (i.e. Motrin, Tylenol, etc.). Fever is defined as 99.9 degrees oral and 100.8 rectal. Children with diarrhea or vomiting must also have experienced no symptoms (without medication) for 24 hours before they are allowed to return to PECC.
Please notify PECC of an absence due to illness by 9:00 a.m. (for Preschool/PreK) or by 8:00 a.m. (for children also enrolled in extended day). Sometimes children want to come to class because they don’t want to miss a fun day or activity, but it has been our experience that children do not enjoy being here or enjoy participating if they do not feel well. The rule of thumb is if the child doesn’t feel well, he/she should be kept home. Messages may be left on the voice mail by dialing 913-236-7067, twenty-four hours daily. You may also e-mail the director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children should not be brought to school if they have any of the following symptoms:
- runny nose-yellow or green
- diarrhea/and or vomiting
- inflamed glands
- croupy cough
- discharge in the ear or an earache
- eyes watery, bloodshot, itchy, discharge
- sore throat
- skin rash, red bumps, watery blisters
- any suspected contagious disease
The Johnson County Health Department states that children should be excluded from class if your child exhibits the following communicable infections:
Communicable infections Child may return
Common cold When child has been fever free for 24 hours
Diarrhea Symptom free for 24 hours
Nausea, vomiting Symptom free for 24 hours
Streptococcal infection 24 hours after treatment with an antibiotic
Pink eye When eyes are no longer watery, bloody, itchy; discharge on eyelids, and on prescription eye drops for 24 hours
Influenza When child has been fever free for 24 hours
Chicken pox 7 days after rash began, and blisters are all dried and crusted.
CHILDREN MUST BE FEVER FREE (WITHOUT THE AID OF MOTRIN, TYLENOL, ETC.) FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE RETURNING TO PECC). THIS MEANS THAT FOR A CHILD TO COME ON A WEDNESDAY, HE/SHE MUST NOT HAVE EXPERIENCED A FEVER AFTER 8:00 a.m. ON THE DAY BEFORE WHICH WOULD BE TUESDAY (this rule also applies for children experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea)..
***When children become ill at school:
When a child becomes ill at school, the parent will be called and will be expected to come immediately to pick up him/her!
We MUST have CURRENT phone numbers where parents or emergency pick-up people can always be reached. Please notify the Director in writing of any changes that need to be made and your child’s file will be updated.
Although we disinfect our rooms daily and wash hands frequently, we need your help reinforcing these rules at home:
- cover the mouth with an arm when coughing
- use a kleenex to wipe one’s own nose instead of using clothing.
- throw used tissues in the trash
- wash hands after toileting, coughing, blowing nose or before and after eating.