Wednesday, September 10, 2008

HOW DOES MY CHILD FEEL TODAY?

We have done it! We have started another semester of Kindermusik studio classes. What fun we have had this first week. With the beginning of a new semester also comes the challenges. We have already seen some "questionable children". What you ask is a "questionable child"? That is the child who many see as not being healthy enough to come to a class. (Maybe we should call it the "questionable adult"!) Please ask yourself this question before you come to class.

Would I want MY healthy child to be in a class next to a child who has my little one's symptoms?

We realize as a mom/caregiver you are probably considering these things:
1. We really should stay home...but I really need to get out of the house!
2. We really should stay home...but I have paid for the class!
3. We really should stay home...but I'm GOING CRAZY!

We know what a hard job is it being a mother and we know that isn't the ONLY job that you have. If your child is sick, please call or email to let us know and then we can schedule a make up class for you. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration to others! (And to the teachers also! We don't like to get sick either!!)

The following are a few guidlelines that we would like you to consider.

SICK CHILD POLICY
Please be considerate of other children when deciding whether or not your child is healthy enough to attend class. Follow these guidelines and if your child has any of these symptoms, please keep him/her home:
  • Fever within the last 24 hours
  • Runny nose with yellow or green mucus
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore throat or difficulty swallowing
  • Lice
  • Rash or spots on skin, ringworm infection
  • Severe itching
  • Mouth sores
  • Eye discharge
  • Uncontrolled coughing; difficulty breathing; wheezing
Ask yourself this important question – when you are feeling healthy, would you want to play in class with another child that has your child’s symptoms? If the answer is no, please do not bring him/her to class. If your child exhibits these symptoms, please be advised that in the interest of safety for all children and adults present, we will ask you to leave and make-up the class at a better time.