Day Care Diseases

Unsure of when your sick child should be temporarily out of a childcare setting? Here are some general guidelines for recommended exclusion:

  • Illness that prevents the child from participating comfortably in program activities
  • Illness that results in a greater need for care than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children
  • Fever, lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, difficult breathing and/or other manifestations of possible severe illness
  • Persistent abdominal pain (continuous for more than two hours) or intermittent abdominal pain associated with fever, dehydration or other systemic signs or symptoms

See Illness Exclusion Recommendations

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