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ERIC Number: EJ809909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
When Is a Child Too Sick? Devising a "Sick Child" Policy for Your Center
Button, Lana
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, v30 n5 p6-9 Sep-Oct 2008
Determining if a child is too sick for child care isn't always easy. The teacher might be convinced the child is too ill for school, while the parent may feel their child is just a little under the weather. One is trying to clear her room of germs and protect the well-being of the other children and the other is trying to get to work. In the middle is a child feeling anywhere from just a little under the weather to absolutely miserable, and the director is left to sort out what to do. In this article, the author suggests that directors devise a "Sick Child" Policy for their programs and keep current on the latest health recommendations to reduce the stress of decision-making in these situations which may prevent unnecessary hardship on parents and staff when a child is sick. (Contains 4 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family and Medical Leave Act 1993