Medical Forms & Resources
Policy Regarding Health Records & Immunization Requirements
The center will maintain on file a Universal Child Health Record, immunization record and special care plan (if applicable) for each child enrolled. Parents must provide this information to the center prior to the start of the school year and at the time updates are made. Date of physical should be clearly noted on the Universal Health Form and shall be dated within the past 12 months. A student shall not be permitted to attend class if this information is not provided. For an updated list of required immunizations for all children attending preschool in New Jersey, please refer to the following web site: https://nj.gov/health/cd/documents/imm_requirements/cc_preschool_requirements_parents.pdf FLU SHOTS ARE REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 31st.
Policy Regarding the Administration of Medicine to a Child
It is the center’s policy NOT to administer medication to a child. This policy shall include all prescription and non-prescription medication related to a short-term illness. Medicine, provided by the parent, required in the event of an allergic reaction will be administered if a current allergy action plan is on file with the Center and the parent has reviewed these procedures with the staff. At any time allergy medication has been administered, a parent will be notified and will be asked to take child home for observation for the remainder of the school day. In the event a staff member deems it necessary to administer a dose of epinephrine to a child, the center is required to contact emergency response personnel for follow-up treatment. A parent will also be notified immediately. The emergency response team will then advise the Center and parents as to the required treatment.
Policy Regarding Head Lice
Though head lice may be a nuisance, they don't cause serious illness or carry any diseases. Because of the young age of our students and their inclination to play on the floor and within close head-to-head contact of other children, the Christian Nurturing Center maintains a policy that both live bugs and nits must be absent in order for a child to return to school in the event of an occurrence of head lice. Please refer to the following website for additional information https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/from-insects-animals/Pages/Signs-of-Lice.aspx
Illness Policy for COVID-19
Hand hygiene is the most important way to reduce the spread of infection. Many studies have shown that improperly cleansed hands are the primary carriers of infections. Hand hygiene is effective in preventing the transmission of disease. Children are required to wash their hands thoroughly upon arrival at the center, prior to snack, after outside playtime, after toileting and handling mucous (sneeze, runny nose, etc.) For a review of proper hand washing techniques with children, please visit the following website. Hand washing etiquette will also be a part of the daily curriculum at the center.