Taking a Sick Child to Daycare

Toddlers in group childcare are at higher risk for common illnesses such as colds and gastrointestinal infections.

If your child is sick, keeping her home will keep others in her daycare from getting sick, too. A sick child needs more attention and your childcare provider may not be able to devote more time to her.

Keep your toddler home if he or she has:

  • a fever
  • diarrhea
  • nausea and vomiting
  • persistent abdominal pain
  • a rash with fever or behavior change
  • head lice
  • contagious disease (strep throat, measles, chicken pox, etc.)
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This message is not intended to provide individual medical advice. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified healthcare provider for any questions you have about your health or medical condition, your breastfeeding issues and your infant's health. Never disregard, avoid or delay contacting a doctor or other qualified professional because of something you have read in our emails, webpages or other electronic communications.

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