When Should I Keep My Child Home From Daycare

In Today’s modern world, parents have quite a busy routine. It can be hard to decide when to keep your child home from daycare. We all have jobs to attend to so it is understandable, of course, that missing work can have an impact on our finances, job performance, reviews etc. But there are certain times when it is absolutely necessary to keep your children home in order to help them recover faster when ill as well as to make sure that other children do not get sick.

The following are a few things to consider if your child is sick and you are unsure whether or not to keep him or her home.

What are the symptoms

Even if you are not sure of what is actually wrong with your child, it is likely they are exhibiting symptoms that indicate they are not well enough to attend daycare. These include:

  • Fatigue (often a sign of the flu)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea (or even just extremely loose or watery bowel movements)
  • Severe coughing
  • Temperature above 100º
  • Earache or headache
  • Exhibits a rash

If you notice your child exhibiting any of the above or similar symptoms your child should most likely stay home, and in fact, should probably be taken to the doctor to rule out any serious illnesses and get treatment.

If the symptoms are on the milder side – like just a small cough, a runny nose etc. it is probably safe to drop them off at the daycare.

What is the daycare’s policy

Our goal at Angel Watch Academy is to ensure the safety of every child, and we have developed a sick policy to help prevent the spread of contagious infections, cold, etc. We will be more than happy to provide you a copy of our sick policy, which outlines when it is safe, and when it is not to bring your child in. Your child may be well enough to attend daycare in accordance to our policies, but you should be sure to inform us about your child’s condition, provide medications and instructions, as well as a written consent to give the child the medicine.

Be absolutely safe

If you are not absolutely sure whether or not to bring your child in, it is usually safe to err on the side of caution. Keeping kids home and in their own beds may help them recover faster than sending them to the Daycare Houston. It is of course, better to be on the safer side because if your child’s condition worsens while they are at daycare we may need to call you to come and pick them up anyway. For some parents it can get really difficult to come from work once they have arrived, and it might be better to just stay home with your child.

If you would like to know more about our sick policy or have any other questions about the care we provide to children, feel free to contact us or schedule a visit.