Academy will administer medications prescribed by a doctor for asthma related conditions.
The prescription must state the type of medication, the amount to be administered,
frequency and duration in writing. Proper dosage must be labeled on the prescribed
bottle. The form must be signed and dated by the parent and the teacher administering
the medication will initial and date when the dosage is given to your child.
These policies are mandated by the State of Florida and are written to insure a healthy environment for all children. Failure to comply with them jeopardizes other children and our license to operate. Therefore children not complying with the Department of Health regulations will not be allowed to attend The Carter Academy.
All children are required to have mandatory medical examinations in a timely manner. A chart indicating required immunizations, screening tests and exams is available from the office. Your child’s doctor will do a physical exam and provide you with the ‘Yellow Form’. This form must be brought to the center before the child’s first day at the center.
All immunizations must be up to date. Your child’s doctor with immunize your child and provide you with the ‘Blue Form’. This form must be current (check the expiration date) and brought to the center before the child’s first day at the center. If there is a delay, a letter from the doctor must be on file at the center stating the reason and when the child is expected to be immunized.
The Department of Health will not accept medical examination forms signed by the child’s parent even though that parent may be a physician, nurse practitioner or physicians’ assistant.
All children in attendance at the center will be considered healthy enough to participate in all activities unless we are notified in writing by the parent or guardian. This includes water play and outdoor activities year round. The children will use the playground when the weather permits.
Illness at the Center
- Runny nose with a non-clear discharge of mucous
- Two or more episodes of vomiting within a 24 hour period
- Sore throat or severe coughing
- Red eyes with discharge (Pink Eye)
- Skin rashes lasting more than one day
- Chicken pox (children can return to center after all the lesions are scabbed)
- Severe pain or discomfort
- Ringworms (head and body)
- Pinworm (child must have a doctor’s note before returning to the center)
- Coxsackie 7 day after diagnosis
- Severe pain or discomfort
- German Measles/Rubella (child can return to center after rash disappears (usually 6 days)
- Mumps (child may return to center after swelling has disappeared)
We do everything in our power to keep your children safe when they are in our care. During the course of play it is normal for children at this age to get some bumps and bruises. In the event of an accident the teacher will fill out an Accident/Incident report. This report will be given to the parent to alert them of the incident and parents are asked to sign the form.