A fact of life is that children get sick, and if you have a full time job, that can be a down side to parenting. When a child is ill he/she needs Mommy and/or Daddy. They also need plenty of rest to get better. And, when a child is in preschool, state laws require that a sick child leave school and not return until that child has been symptom free for at least 24 hours. This does not mean 24 hours from the time the child is sent home from school. It means 24 hours from the time that antibiotics are started or from the time the child’s fever is gone for good. Often this will be two or three days after you are asked to remove your child from school.
“He has a bad cough, and didn’t sleep so I gave him ….”
“He had a fever, but it’s gone this morning.”
“He wasn’t feeling well, so I gave him Tylenol and now he’s O.K.”
“He threw up last night, but he’s OK now.”
Please DO NOT bring your child to BZB if any of the above scenarios fit your circumstances.
It is only fair to the sick child that he/she be taken care of in a quiet environment, to sleep as he/she needs, etc., to recuperate fully. Remember, medicines that mask symptoms are not cures. No over the counter remedies are administered to children by Busy Bee Staff. Busy Bee only administers doctor prescribed medications, which are given at noon only.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR CHILD MUST BE ON ANTIBIOTICS OR SYMPTOM FREE FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE RETURNING TO BUSY BEE AFTER BEING SENT HOME WITH AN ILLNESS.