Should You Send Your Sick Child To Kinder Prep?

Sniffles? Headache? Rash? There’s never a good day for a little person to be sick. Because we care about your child and all of the children in our program, please keep your child home from Kinder Prep if you see or suspect any of the following illnesses:

  • Vomiting: Child may not return until 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped without the aid of medication.
  • Severe cold symptoms
  • Discharge from eyes or ears
  • Diarrhea: Child may not return to school until 24 hours after the diarrhea has stopped without the aid of medication.
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Profuse nasal discharge
  • Temperature above 100 degrees (orally). Child may not return until 24 hours after the temperature has returned to normal without medication.
  • Exposure to communicable disease, such as whooping cough, measles, mumps, pink eye, ringworm, fifth’s disease, chicken pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, strep throat, lice, etc.

We ask that children remain home for 24 hours after the last vomiting episode and 24 hours after fever returns to normal without the aid of medication. Please consult the Parent Handbook for more information.

Contact Kinder Prep to report the absence.

What If Illnesses Happen At Kinder Prep?

But sometimes a child looks fine in the morning and becomes sick at Kinder Prep. Then what?

  • If your child becomes sick at Kinder Prep, we isolate your son or daughter from others for his or her own comfort and to prevent spreading the illness. We will notify a parent of the situation.
  • If we cannot reach a parent, we will call the emergency contact listed on your child’s registration form.
  • Kinder Prep staff will take appropriate measures to care for your child until a parent arrives.

See the Kinder Prep FAQ for more information about attending our program.