It is our policy that a sick child should not be in
daycare. We consider a child to be sick if they are
suffering from any of the following in the box:
If a child develops symptoms of illness while in
daycare, the parent will be contacted right away.
Depending on the situation, the parent may just need to
be made aware of the situation or they might be asked to
pick up their child. In the meantime, the child will be
kept comfortable and segregated, if necessary, from the
- If the child needs emergency
medical care, the parent will be contacted. If they
cannot be reached, the following procedure will be
- The child's doctor will be called
and their instructions followed.
- If the doctor is not available,
the child will be taken to the nearest emergency
facility, which is Hudson Valley Hospital.
- We will continue trying to
contact the parent.
The parent must supply the child's medical record
prior to placement. This record will be kept in your
child's folder and must be renewed annually. This
medical form must be signed by a healthcare provider
verifying that the child is able to participate in
daycare, currently appears to be free from contagious
diseases and is receiving healthcare, including
appropriate examinations and is up-to-date on their
vaccinations, in accordance with the American Academy of
Pediatrics and New York State Public Health Law. The
written statement from the healthcare provider must
also state whether the child has special healthcare
needs and, if so, what special provisions, if any, will
be necessary in order for them to participate in
Morning Star Daycare staff are mandated reporters; we
are required to register a report with the State Central
Register, NYS Child Protective Services System for any
suspected abuse or maltreatment of any child in our
care. The report will include the child's name, address,
age, sex, race, nature and extent of injuries, abuse or
maltreatment, name of person responsible for causing the
injury, source of report and actions taken by our staff.
The agency will then take appropriate measures.
Please don't bring your child to daycare with:
~ Fever over 100oF
~ Persistent Diarrhea
~ Undiagnosed rash
~ Contagious illness