Fevers are common in young children and are often a signal that something is wrong. If your child has a fever of 101°F or higher, please keep him or her home. Our policy is that your child must remain free of fever for 24 hours before returning to therapy.
Diarrhea and Vomiting
Diarrhea due to illness is highly contagious. If your child has diarrhea or is vomiting, please keep him/her home. If your child has any uncontained diarrhea or vomits while at Therapy Playground, the therapy session will be terminated. Please understand that germs from diarrhea can be spread through carpets, toys, swings and direct contact. It is very difficult to keep from spreading these germs to other children.
Please keep your child at home until 24 hours after the diarrhea and/or vomiting has stopped. When children return too soon, there is a much higher rate of recurrence and contagiousness.
Coughs and Colds
Colds are a common occurrence. However, there are some symptoms that warrant keeping a child home. These include, but are not limited to:
- bad cold with hacking or persistent cough
- green or yellow nasal drainage
- productive cough with green or yellow phlegm being coughed up
These symptoms may be present with or without a fever.
If your child has just a cold, please notify their therapist. We encourage extra fluids and proper hand washing. If your child cannot participate in the ordinary daily routine, he/she is probably too sick to be at Therapy Playground.
A rash may be a sign of many illnesses, such as measles or chicken pox. In infants, an external rash may be a sign that something is going on internally. Please do not bring your child to the Therapy Playground with a rash until the doctor says it is OK to do so.
In some instances you will be asked to keep your child home until we have written permission from your doctor saying your child is well enough to return to therapy. Please understand this is for your child’s well being along with the well being of the healthy children at the Therapy Playground and their families.
If your child goes to the pediatrician and is prescribed medication, please keep your child home until they have completed 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.
Well Child Assessment
If your child appears to have an infectious or contagious condition, i.e. pink eye, head lice etc., you will be asked to take him/her home or to a pediatrician to get checked out. Please do not be offended if your child is too ill to attend therapy and you are asked to take them home.
If your child has had a rough night or previous day, please assess them before bringing them to the therapy. If you ever have any doubts about whether or not your child should be at Therapy Playground, please do not hesitate to call and ask us.
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all of you who keep their sick little ones at home and comply with our policies. We appreciate your courtesy!
Therapy Playground Staff