Ok so I got your attention with the title didn’t I? Ha! Anyway, someone sent me a great article from a mom who wrote an open letter to parents who send their sick children to school. I would love for you to read it. The article is by Meredith Gordon and can be found on Momtastic.com.
Here’s the article.
The reason I want to share this is because calling a parent about an ill child can be an issue for a day care provider. Understandably there is frustration about having to leave work to pick up a sick child and unfortunately the caller gets the brunt of that aggravation. Having said this, it was good to see the opinion of a mom on this topic. It reminds me of an occasion I went to a store and the mom who worked there had her two children with her. I asked if there was a special occasion and she simply responded with, ” no I kept them out of preschool because there are several sick children at school and I don’t want mine catching anything since we have vacation plans.” Hmmmmm……keeping the healthy ones home?
Anyway, when enrolling your child in a facility be sure to ask what their specific sick policy is. Also inquire as to what preventative measures they take to control the spread of illness. With a little cooperation from everyone there could definitely be less sick days.