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Your child should not attend child care if he or she is too ill to
participate in the regular program activities or requires more care than staff
members are able to provide. Talk to your doctor before allowing your child who has
been ill to attend group care. Get assurance that the condition is not
contagious or serious.
Keep your child at home when he or she has the following symptoms or
Keep a child who has been diagnosed with any of the following diseases out of
group care until a doctor tells you it is safe:1
Immunizing your child can help prevent some of these
diseases as well as others not listed.
American Academy of Pediatrics (2009). Children in out-of-home child care. In LK Pickering et al., eds., Red Book: 2009 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 28th ed., pp. 124–140. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics.
September 14, 2012
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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