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Vomiting- is the forceful expulsion of liquid or food from the stomach through the mouth. Young children sometimes vomit because of a fever, especially a high one. If the child also has episodes of diarrhea, you should suspect an infectious cause. If more than one bout of vomiting occurs, parents will be notified to pick up child immediately. Keep the child home until they have completely ceased vomiting for a minimum of 24 hours. Fever- is an elevation of body temperature above normal. The normal temperature range, taken in the armpit, is around 36.4°C – 37.4°C (97.5°F – 99.3°F). A fever is usually a symptom of an illness, and may be caused by germs called bacteria or viruses. If a child’s temperature is severally above normal, parents will be notified to pick up child immediately. Please do not give your child Tempra or Tylenol prior to arriving at the centre to reduce fever. If your child is sick please keep them home to avoid the spread of any germs or illness. Children must be 24hrs fever free rior to returning to the program. Fifth Disease-possible mild fever, sore throat, facial rash (slapped face appearance), possible lace-like rash on trunk extremities, may be exaggerated by exposure to sunlight. This may come and go over 1- 3 weeks. Incubation period is 4-20 days. Fifth disease is most harmful to our staff that is pregnant within their first trimester. Children will be sent home if they are unable to participate in the program. Head Lice-are tiny insects that live on the scalp, where they lay their eggs. Nits are whitish-grey, tan or yellow ovals, approximately the size of a grain of sand. They stick to the hair close to the scalp and can look like dandruff. If head lice are found, parents will be notified to pick up child immediately. Children can return after successful treatment of head lice, with no return of nits. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)-is itching, redness, pain and discharge from the eye. If discharge is pus-like (yellow, thick), parents will be notified and asked to pick up child immediately. Children will be accepted back into program after one full day of treatment (antibiotics). Communicable Disease  Pink Eye  Impetigo  Strep Throat  Scarlet Fever  Chickenpox  Fifth Disease  Whooping Cough  Gastrointestinal (e.g. like Norwalk virus)  Measles, Mumps, Rubella For a more detailed list please refer to www.york.ca If your child becomes ill with any of the following communicable diseases, please keep your child home. Please note: For the safety and well-being of our staff and children, anyone with a confirmed communicable disease will not be accepted back into the program without a doctor’s note confirming their ability to return and participate in the program. If you have any questions please speak with a member of our teaching staff. In the case of an outbreak (3 or more confirmed cases),


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