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Health & Wellness Procedures

Our Preschool classrooms have access to two school nurses who handle medical emergencies or illnesses. Handwashing is of extreme importance.  We will follow DHS Minimum Licensing Requirements regarding health and hand washing. 

If you aren't sure when to keep your child home from school because of possible COVID-19 or other illness, please read the following.

Other Illnesses:

  • If your child has any of the following symptoms, then your child needs to stay home until they are symptom free for 48 hours without medication:

    • Fever (100.4 or higher)

    • Vomiting

    • Diarrhea

COVID-19:

  • If someone in your household, including your child, has been exposed and tested for COVID-19 then your child MUST stay home until test results come back.

  • If the COVID-19 test is NEGATIVE, and your child has been in direct contact with a positive, they can’t return before 14 days from the last contact with that positive person because of the incubation period. 

  • If the COVID-19 test is POSITIVE then you must following the protocol below: Call the main Preschool office at 501-745-6014 immediately and let them know that someone in the child's household tested positive.

    • Your child must stay home for 14 days AND not show any of the below symptoms for 48 hours (without medicine) before returning to school:

      • fever (100.4 or higher)

      • coughing

      • shortness of breath

      • difficulty breathing

      • chills

      • muscle or body aches

      • headache

      • sore throat

      • new loss of taste or smell

  • Preschool children will not be required to wear face masks.

  • To the extent possible, children will remain in the same assigned pod each day to reduce the likelihood of potential exposure. 

  • Sick children will not be cared for at the facility.  If a child becomes sick while at Preschool, the parents shall immediately be contacted to pick up the child.  The child shall be separated from the class, with appropriate supervision, until the parents arrive to pick up their child. 

  • Should the center or classroom experience a “positive” COVID-19 case, the Preschool staff will follow the following procedures:

    • Call the District Superintendent’s point of contact. 

    • Immediately call for guidance - ADH COVID-19 School and Child Care hotline.

    • Follow ADH COVID-19 Hotline guidance.

    • Follow CDC guidance on how to disinfect the facility.

    • Contact the DHS Licensing Specialist

    • Contact the ABC Program Specialist. 

  • The facility shall follow all specific directives given by the Arkansas Department of Health and/or Department of Human Services related to the current pandemic.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE PROCEDURES WILL CHANGE ACCORDING TO THE GUIDANCE WE RECEIVE FROM OUR GOVERNING BODIES.