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Health and Safety Policy
Children who become ill while in our care will be isolated while waiting to be picked up. With the help of our consulting medical staff, we have developed criteria for determining whether a child is well enough to be in attendance, and we insist that parents accept our judgment. Children will not be permitted at the Center with any of the following:

· Fever of 100 degrees auxiliary (under arm) or higher
· Vomiting or diarrhea more than once
· Draining rash
· Eye discharge or pink eye
· Fatigue that prevents participation in regular activities
· Lice or nits
· Green nasal discharge
· Persistent wet cough
· Any sign or symptom of a communicable disease (i.e. draining rash)

The child must be free of fever for 24 hours before returning. Antibiotics must be administered for 48 hours before a bacterial condition is considered non-communicable (24 hours upon a doctor’s written permission).

Remember: We are concerned about the well being of your child and every child we serve. Parents who habitually try to bring their child to the Center when ill will be asked to withdraw. Green Tree also reserves the right to deny admittance until parents provide a signed statement from a physician that the child is no longer contagious. There is a staff member in the facility at all times who is trained in CPR and First Aid. In case of extreme emergency, 911 will be called.

Parents will be reached as soon as possible, but we wish to clearly state that care for the child will be sought first. Children need to be up-to-date on all of their immunizations before being admitted to Green Tree, with the exception of those parents or guardians who file a letter stating that there is a medical exemption or that immunizations are contrary to their religious or personal beliefs.

The State of Washington requires that a parent or guardian sign an authorization form before any medication can be administered to the child by Green Tree staff. Prescription medication must be brought in the original container. Non-prescription medications and ointments for children under two years of age must have written permission from both the parent and the doctor. A doctor’s permission slip may be faxed directly to Green Tree at 206.553.8222 with the acknowledgment of a parent. For children over two years of age, doctor’s permission is not required, providing the medicine is in its original container, the dose and frequency is stated on the label, and the medication is age-appropriate for the child. A medication form must be filled out and signed by a parent for both prescription and non-prescription medications.

We are required by law to contact Child Protection Services at any time abuse or neglect of a child is suspected.


 

 

 


Tours are held once a month.
Call for details:

Cathy Prygrocki, Director
206.553.8212

1200 6th Avenue, Ste 200
Seattle, WA 98101