Medical Information

Management of Illness

The State of Ohio require that all children have on file a medical form signed by a doctor or certified nurse practitioner. The medical form shall verify a date of exam within the past twelve months and be on file within thirty days of the child’s admission and every twelve months thereafter, until the children are attending a grade of kindergartner or above. all children must have an Emergency Transportation Authorization form signed by the parent.

  • All of our staff members are trained in First Aid and the management of Communicable Disease.
  • We follow the Communicable Disease Chart provided by the State of Ohio Department of Health, which is posted in the Director’s Office.
  • Ill children will not be admitted to the center. If a child become ill during the day, he/she will be discharged to the parents immediately. We ask the parents to pick-up their child within forty-five minutes of the initial phone call.
  • Symptoms observed which require isolation and immediate discharge:
    • Temperature of at least 100 degrees when in combination with any other sign or symptom of illness.
    • Diarrhea (3 or more abnormally loose stools within twenty four hour period.
    • Severe coughing causing the child to become red or blue in the face or to make a whooping sound.
    • Difficult or rapid breathing.
    • Yellowish skin or eyes.
    • Redness of the eye, obvious discharge, matte eyelashes, that are burning and itching.
    • Untreated infected skin patches, unusual spots or rashes.
    • Unusually dark urine, and or gray or white stool.
    • stiff neck with elevated temperature.
    • Evidence of untreated lice, scabies,or other parasitic infections.
    • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
    • Vomiting more than one time or when accompanied with other symptoms.
  • The Director may use her discretion on all matters of health. At her discretion she may address issues, have parents remove a child and or request a Doctor’s written medical release.

    • Specific communicable diseases will be reported to the Lakewood Health Department as regulated by the Ohio Department of Public Health. These diseases include, but are not limited to head lice, measles, scarlet fever and chicken pox.
    • If the children are exposed to a communicable disease, a note will be posted in each classroom or written onto the children’s daily information sheet.
    • Children need to be on antibiotics a FULL 24 HOURS, and we would prefer (and many doctors recommend} a FULL 48 HOURS, before being admitted to the center.
    • PLEASE NOTIFY THE CENTER by 9:30 a.m. if your child is not attending.
    • Teachers and children are required to wa sh their hands frequently.
    • We do ask that your child be in attendance before 9:30 a .m.to assure that he/she is involved in all classroom activities.

    We understand that it is difficult for parents when their child is ill. Most of us are e working parents too! We NEED YOUR COOPERATION to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, PLEASE DO NOT BRING CHILDREN WHO ARE ILL OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS INTO THE CENTER. Whenever possible, give your child an extra day to recuperate at home.

    Exceptions to this will be made only if the parent provides a note of explanation signed by a physician that the child is not contagious.

    Administration of Medication

    Our policy does not allow us to administer any fever reducing medicines or cough or cold medications, when the child is running a fever only written orders of physician

    Prescription medicine will be administer when the custodial parent or guardian has properly filled out and signed the medication form. The form needs to be signed and dated by the doctor. The prescription label must contain the child’s first name, current date (within the last twelve months), the exact dosage to be given and the means of administration. The prescription label must be attached to the original container.

    School age children will follow the same policy as all the other children attending LCCC in the administration of medicines, cough or cold medications, or use of inhalers.

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