In an attempt to maintain a healthy environment for all children in attendance at Enquiring Minds Montessori Casa, we strictly adhere to the following policy relating to illness.
When your child becomes ill while at school:
While at school, if a child exhibits signs of illness (fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or other symptoms of illness) parents will be called. The child must be picked up immediately and may return to school only after the child is free of symptoms for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill at school, our staff will attend to your child’s needs and be made comfortable until parent(s) arrive. Should the parents be unavailable or unreachable by phone, alternate authorized individuals from the EMERGENCY CONTACT list will be contacted for pickup. Alternate back up caregivers for working parents/guardians are strongly recommended.
Should your child require immediate medical attention:
While at school, should your child require immediate medical attention, medical attention and treatment will be provided with Parental Authorization on file.
Should your child require medication while onsite at school:
While at school, should your child require medication, medication will be administered as long as the Parent/Guardian submits a Medication Administration Authorization Form, along with the medication. Enquiring Minds Montessori will not administer over the counter medication.
The Public Health Act requires that children do not attend school when suffering from any communicable disease. In accordance with recommendations from Toronto Public Health Guidelines for Common Communicable Diseases Day Nurseries Resource – Day Nurseries (last updated March 2012), the recommended period of exclusion for some common diseases is as follows: