As part of the developmental successes of each child within their day, we ask that each one comes prepared to explore their world without reservations. We recommend a good nights sleep, good grooming habits, and healthy eating habits to ensure your child gets the most of each day.
THE GOALS OF M.P.C.A. HEALTH POLICY
To protect the health of well children and staff while meeting the needs of working parents…
To prevent the spread of communicable disease…
To ensure that sick children receive the quiet environment, rest and extra attention they need
to get well at home, which M.P.C.A. is unable to provide…
When a child is sick, there is an agreement between parents and staff that the child should not be at school. With less clear symptoms, many factors are considered before the judgment is made. The needs of your child and their ability to participate comfortably in normal activities, as well as taking symptoms into account, are the major determining factors.
THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS INDICATE THAT A CHILD SHOULD STAY HOME OR WILL BE SENT HOME AND NEEDS TO STAY THERE FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 HOURS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS SUBSIDE WITHOUT MEDICATION:
If a child Is sent home with a temperature of 100.5 degrees or higher;
If they have diarrhea; vomiting; a skin rash of an unknown origin;
Continuous cough or pain that prevents normal play and sleep;
Discoloration of nasal mucous or pink/red eyes (until at least 24 hours on medication… eyes no longer crusted or have discharge);
If a child is sent home with any of these major symptoms… THE CHILD NEEDS TO REMAIN HOME FOR 24 HOURS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS, WITHOUT MEDICATION, ARE NO LONGER PRESENT.
Protecting the well being of our children and staff is a cooperative effort between parents and teachers…
Thank-you for your cooperation in maintaining a “Well-Care” Child Development Center.
MPCA staff reserves the right to regulate the attendance of children who are ill.
ABUSE AND/OR NEGLECT
Washington State Law requires that Children’s Academy employees report any suspected incidents of child abuse and/or neglect.
Under Washington State guidelines, Children’s Academy must have written consent from the child’s legal guardian in order to dispense and/or administer ANY medication. All medications must be in the original container with the prescription label intact and legible; the label must have the child’s name, dispensing instructions, and the doctor’s name before being administered by our staff. Medication consent forms are located at the front desk. This must be filled out completely and include dosage, time for dispensing, and parent’s signature. Tylenol, other fever reducing and cough/cold medications MAY NOT be administered at Mill Plaiin Children's Academy unless prescribed by a medical doctor with a written notice.
If your child has any allergies to food we will need a signed note from his/her physician indicating the allergy and you are welcome to supply an appropriate substitution that can be given.
Please let us know of all allergies and if there are any special needs involved.
We are a Nut Free facility.