Any child who is ill and unable to participate fully in regular activities should be cared for at home.

When your child is ill and will not be attending the program, please inform the Centre as soon as possible. This can be done via e-mail at absent@educara.ca If you are unable to email, please call 613-702-1116 and leave a message. Please follow this up with an email to absent@educara.ca as soon as you are able to.

It is school policy to contact parents promptly if we observe that a student is sick or has a fever exceeding 38°C or 100°F. Parents are required to pick up their children right away; this reduces child discomfort and anxiety.

A child with diarrhea, a fever of 38 degrees Celsius or more, with unknown marks or rashes, or vomiting, will not be admitted to the program.

*A teacher has the right to refuse care to any child who does not seem well, or with unknown marks, rashes at their discretion

We are committed to maintaining a healthy environment by following the Ottawa Public Health’s Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Facilities on Communicable Diseases and Other Childhood Health Issues in determining when a child can return to our program after suffering a communicable disease. A copy of the guidelines is available on Ottawa’s Public Health website at Guidelines for Schools and Child Care Centres on Communicable Diseases and Other Childhood Health Issues (ottawapublichealth.ca)

These standards state that children should be kept home for at least 24 hours after the last occurrence of a temperature, diarrhea or vomiting.

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Last modified: May 07, 2022