Disease Management

For safety reasons no medication will be administered to a child without a physician’s prescription. Oral hydration solutions, insect repellent, calamine lotion, zinc oxide cream and sunscreen without PABA may be administered with parental consent. All medicine must be in its original container, properly labelled with the child’s name, the drug’s name, expiration date, dosage and duration of treatment. Acetaminophen will be administered only upon parents’ written consent.

For other medication (e.g. EpiPen), parents may provide written authorization by completing the form « Medication Authorization » and delivering it to the educator in charge. These forms are available on the premises.
All other mediation will be stored in a locked cabinet, in brown paper bag identified with the child’s name. It is strictly forbidden to leave any medication anywhere other than this designated space. This location will be specified by the educator in charge.

Health policy

For the well-being of the child and other children, the daycare will not accept a sick child; educators cannot properly supervise their group while simultaneously taking care of a sick child.
It is understood that a child attending daycare should be able to follow the day’s planned activities (e.g. outings, activities, etc.).

The daycare staff will not accept a child if her/his health is affected by one or more of the following symptoms, and we request that the child remain absent from daycare without symptoms for 24 hours:

  • high fever (38 ° C or 100 ° F)
  • non- controlled breathing difficulties
  • Signs of infectious disease
  • Any diagnosed skin rash

We cannot accept a child in the following cases:

  • GASTROENTERITIS: diarrhea or vomiting. The child may return to daycare when her/his stools are no longer liquid.
  • Impetigo: 24 hours of starting treatment.
  • Parasitic skin disease: (e.g. lice, scabies, etc.) for 72 hours following the start of treatment.


  • Measles for 5 days after the onset of rash.
  • Rubella: for 7 days after the onset of rash.
  • Scarlet fever, streptococcal pharyngitis: 24 hours after starting treatment.
  • Varicella (chicken pox): for 10 days once rashes have dried.

The daycare may require medical certificates at breakouts that might be contagious. In case of conjunctivitis, we will notify the parents to pick up their child within a reasonable time (1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes); the child should be on treatment for at least 24 hours before returning to the daycare.

It will be important to inform the daycare staff of any issues concerning the child’s health (e.g. restless night, Tempra administered prior to entry to daycare: time and dose, vomiting and diet to follow if needed).
Parents will notify the daycare immediately if their child has a contagious disease. Parents will also notify the daycare if their child has any allergies (e.g. peanuts, eggs, dust, etc.).

The parents must sign a consent form at the time of the signing the contract allowing the daycare to accompany their child to the emergency hospital if the parent is not able to go immediately on site. In this case, the child will be accompanied by a staff member.

Medical file

The daycare staff should be aware of:

  • The overall health of the child.
  • Particular medical problems
  • Received or receivable immunizations.