Best Steps, Inc.
Your Basket is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
Thank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket
"Where Young Minds Grow"
|Posted on 18 February, 2015 at 7:39|
Children in child care or preschool have a higher chance of getting sick because they're around more children more often. To help decrease the chance of passing on colds and other viruses, parents with children who have a contagious illnesses should keep a sick child home. This, however, is sometimes more complicated than it sounds. By the time certain illnesses (such as virus-associated rashes) are diagnosed, a child may no longer be contagious and can usually return to child care or preschool right away.
Keep your child home if he has any of the following:
Children with chicken pox can return to preschool or Child care on the sixth day after their rash appears, sooner if the sores have dried and crusted over. Children with impetigo (another contagious skin disease) can go back after 24 hours of antibiotics, and kids with scabies can return to preschool or child care after they've been treated. Children who get a rash from the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination are not contagious.
Aside from keeping your child home when they are ill, good hygiene goes a long way toward preventing the spread of infection. Frequent, thorough hand washing is important for your child — and the child care or preschool's staff and the other children. This is especially important after changing diapers, blowing noses, cleaning up any bodily fluids (urine, stool, phlegm), and before preparing food.