PARENT INFORMATION GUIDE
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD OR YOURSELF HOME

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD OR YOURSELF HOME

Your child does not receive any benefit from his/her therapeutic program when he/she does not feel well. There is also the risk of spreading germs/infections to staff members and other children. Some children that come to the Centre are medically fragile and when exposed to common ailments may become very ill and require hospitalization. Please use caution when deciding when to bring your child in for appointments and when to keep them at home.

The same applies for siblings and yourself.

If you are not sure when to bring your child in for therapy or when to keep him/her home, here is a list of things to check:

  • He/she has had any vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • He/she has had any diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Any fever (temperature above 37.0 C or 98.6 F)
  • Eye irritations, particularly with yellow discharge or redness (e.g., pink eye)
  • A runny nose with thick colored mucous, or accompanied by other symptoms
  • Untreated head lice
  • Rashes (e.g., impetigo, chicken pox)
  • Stomach aches or headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Continuous cough or night coughs
  • Toothache