New Wellness Standards
Parents must conduct a wellness check with their child prior to arrival at the preschool program.
Current symptoms include: Fever of 100.4+ degrees or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
Refer to the CDC website as the list of symptoms is updated occasionally.
Children cannot attend if they:
- Are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or are awaiting test results.
- Have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
- Close contact includes a person in their household or someone they were within 6’ of for 15+ minutes.
If a child displays COVID-19 symptoms after arrival, they are isolated until pick-up. They should be picked up as immediately as possible. At least one authorized pick-up person besides the parents/guardians is required within 20 minutes of the facility.
Children with COVID-19 symptoms can return with a note from a medical professional stating they acknowledge the symptom displayed in class but that the child is approved to return to the program.
Participants who are suspected of having COVID-19, test positive, or have come into close contact with someone who is COVID-19 -positive in the last 14 days must report this information to the Recreation Supervisor so proper protocol can be followed. Children in any of these circumstances are not permitted to attend preschool until the required isolation period has been met.
- The facility is cleaned on a daily basis.
- Bathrooms are cleaned throughout the day.
- An electrostatic mister is used daily to help disinfect the facility each day.
- Preschool teachers and Carol Stream Park District staff cleans and sanitizes all toys and classroom surfaces daily.
- Staff regularly wipes high-touch surfaces throughout the day.
- After general items (blocks, puzzles, and manipulatives) are used by a student, they are placed in a bin and cleaned and disinfected for the next day’s class to use.
- All soft toys and surfaces are removed from classrooms.
Dispensing Medication Procedures
Strict policies have been put in place regarding the dispensing of medication to participants. These steps must be taken if a participant is required to receive medication while in the program. This includes restrictions for cough drops, vitamins, pain relievers, and over the counter or prescription drugs. Parents/Guardians are required to complete a “Permission to Dispense Medication Form” for any and all medication to be administered to participants by Carol Stream Park District staff or the participant themselves.
Prescription Drugs and EpiPen- Controlled by Instructors
Parent/Guardian provides the Carol Stream Park District staff with the child’s medication in the original container with a prescription label that includes the patient’s name, physician name, pharmacy name, name of the medication, and complete dosage information. The proper dosage for the day should be sent in the original container each day.
- Medication is stored in a secure area and at a temperature consistent with the package instructions. If the program is held outside, staff carry the medication with their emergency kit.
Inhaler—Controlled by the child for self-administration
- Medication must be in the original container with a prescription label that includes the patient’s name, physician’s name, pharmacy name, name of the medication, and complete dosage information.
- Parent/Guardian must have the “Self-Administration of Asthma Medication” portion of the Permission to Dispense Medication form completed and signed by a Physician, Physician Assistant, or Advanced Practice R.N
Hand Washing & Sanitizing
- Students wash or sanitize their hands upon arrival, throughout class time, before and after outdoor play, and prior to dismissal.
Health & Medical Emergency Procedures
The Carol Stream Park District continually strives to create a safe and fun environment for your child to be in. However, at times the occasional accident may occur. Below is our procedure regarding notifying parents/guardians of any such incidents:
Minor Injury and Illness
- Staff can administer simple basic first aid; band-aid and ice pack as necessary according to staff training.
- You are notified when you arrive at pick-up your child if such aid was issued.
Injury and Illness Requiring More Attention In addition to the steps above…
- We attempt to contact you or your emergency contacts in the event you are unreachable.
- A Carol Stream Park District accident report may be completed.
More Serious Injury and Illness In addition to the steps above…
- Paramedics are called to handle serious injuries.
- Emergency transportation may be arranged as deemed necessary or your child may need to be picked up as immediately as possible. In addition, we attempt to contact you immediately at any time upon your child’s request.
- If your child needs emergency medical care, we accompany them and a parent/guardian must meet us at the medical facility as immediately as possible.
In the case that a student in our preschool program contracts a contagious ailment such as strep throat, head lice, flu, etc., a Health Alert is sent.
A child must receive appropriate treatment, depending on the condition, before returning to the program and may require a medical release from a physician before returning.
As with all Carol Stream Park District programs, the Preschool Program does not provide insurance coverage for participants. Parents should check their individual insurance policies for coverage.