February 3

Sick Children


The following are excerpts from an article on Sick Children, by Sanjay Gupta, MD

Q: When should a sick child miss school?

A: It’s a tough call for any parent to make – and one that many of us will face now that (the flu season is upon us). Your child wakes up in the morning complaining that she doesn’t feel well and wants to stay home. What should you do?

Among the most common reasons for missing school are the fever, cough, and runny nose associated with the flu. School-aged children have the highest rate of flu illness….

If your child gets the flu, the Centre for Disease Control advises keeping them home from school for at least 24 hours after any fever is gone. …

…Certain symptoms are a clear sign that a child should not be sent to school. “If your child has a fever greater of 100.4 F/38 C, they will need to stay at home,” he says. “Certainly symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea, and, finally, if it’s clear they’re in the contagious phase of their illness, they need to stay at home.”

Global Montessori has been providing daycare, preschool and elementary in Langley and surrounding areas for the past 27 years. In addition to daycare programs, Global Montessori also provides before and after care for kindergarten and elementary children for parents who require the extra care.


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