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Illness Procedure

If a child becomes ill or the parent notices any of the following symptoms, the child will be restricted from school and before and after care:

  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive or colored nasal discharge
  • Nausea
  • Severe Cough
  • Unusual yellow color to skin or eyes
  • Difficult breathing or wheezing
  • Complaints or severe pain
  • Head Lice (protocol available in the school office)
  • Skin or eye lesion or rash that is severe, weeping or filled with pus

If a child is sick or too tired to participate fully in class activities, we will contact the family and ask that the child be taken home. For this reason, families need to have a contingency plan for early pick-ups.
A child who shows signs of illness, as defined above will be isolated and the family will be notified to take the child home as soon as possible. The child will be located where they can be seen and heard by staff and provided a comfortable space to wait.

Children must stay home for 24 hours after fever has subsided.

Childswork must report communicable disease to the health department.
Please keep your child’s Health, Immunization and Emergency forms current.


All medication including aspirin, cough syrup, etc. may be given to a child only under the following conditions:

  • The child is well enough to be at school and participate fully in their entire schedule.

  • The parent has filled out the Procedures for Administering Medication Form located in the school office.

  • The medication is in the original container, labeled with the child's name and handed directly to the school office to be placed in a locked cabinet.

  • We cannot dispense medication that needs to be refrigerated because we do not have a locked refrigerator.

  • Childswork cannot have school provided medication on hand for dispensing (ie: Benedril, Asprin, Neosporan, etc.)

  • All medication will be kept in the school office. Rare exceptions can be made if the medication needed for a illness/allergy is of a life threatening nature.


In the case of an emergency (ex. fire, earthquake etc.), children will be escorted out of the building to a designated meeting place. The emergency meeting is posted by the main door and in or near each classroom. Please make a note of it. Teachers will carry with them the children’s health and emergency forms and will use the contact information on these to call families for early pick up. Families or designated alternatives must be available by phone at all times in case of illness or emergency.

Please keep phone numbers and contact persons current on your child’s Health and Emergency form. There are update forms available in the office.


Families will be notified within 24 hours of injuries or accidents.

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About Childswork

Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit early childhood education school located in Southeast Portland, Oregon. Since 1984, our school has served a diverse population of children and families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion.

Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

Rights of Participation

No person shall be denied the services or facilities of this organization or be excluded from participation or services because of race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, creed, religion, handicap, or national origin; discrimination of any kind is expressly prohibited.