Health & Medication
All Care-A-Lot centers are MAT certified, meaning that we may administer medication, with the proper permissions and paperwork in place. Several staff at each location have undergone the eight hour training needed to properly administer these medications and these individuals are also First Aid and CPR certified. Care-A-Lot acts in accordance with OCFS regulations regarding allergies and special health concerns, and we will work with you and your physician to establish a plan for your child and get the required paperwork in place.
Medication can be administered with proper paperwork and agreed upon procedures in place. Several staff members at each location are MAT certified and able to administer medication during the day. OCFS requires permission for medication to be completed by you and your child’s pediatrician. Permission is also needed to apply sunscreen and/or diaper cream that is provided by you.
Care-A-Lot follows OCFS guidelines for protecting and caring for children with allergies. Any child with an allergy must have on file specific information from the pediatrician and work with the center to have a plan in place to keep the child safe. We will work together with families to provide allergy-safe meals and accommodate dietary restrictions. If a child’s medical lists an allergy the following forms must be completed in order for the child to attend.
Health and Infection procedures and policies are in place to keep the children and staff in our programs safe. Sanitizing and cleaning procedures are maintained to reduce the spread of germs and illness. Children are unable to attend childcare if they are experiencing any of the following:
- Fever of 100.5 or above in the last 24 hours
- Vomiting in the last 24 hours
- Persistent or worsening cough
- Undiagnosed rash
- Blisters that are crusty or weeping
- Eyes that are red and/or crusty
- They are lethargic or appear to be unwell, or are unable to successfully participate in the day’s activities