Can A Childcare Center Make Your Child Sick?

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All children get sick at some time, but parents still hate to see it happen. While parents can prepare for higher fevers, sleepless nights, and give extra love and special care, it can still be a difficult experience. Yet, fevers, sleepless nights, and lots of love are all a part of the healing process. Since a child’s immune system is still developing against immunity, viruses and bacteria, he is much more prone to illness. With so many possibilities, it can be difficult for doctors to diagnose the illness especially when it is a recurring problem with no specific cause. At some point, every parent should ask the question: Is my childcare center making my child sick?

An illness can spread very easily from one child to another. If you see several children who are sick simultaneously, with the same symptoms it is possible that the infection started at the childcare center. If only your child is ill, then it is less likely due to the center, although parents should always investigate. When this happens, note the type of infection, when the infection started and how frequently in occurs. For example, when you see gastrointestinal symptoms occurring regularly, changes in the overall hygiene at the center should be addressed. Inform the director so that the source of the problem can be determined. You can also contact your local health department association that reviews health and safety for child care centers in your area.

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies, our state of the art facilities were designed with disease prevention in mind. We adhere to strict cleanliness standards and our staff is trained in infection control. Contact Us today if you would like to find out more about the many measures we have taken to maintain impeccable hygiene control in our facilities.

About Kids ‘R’ Kids®

Headquartered in the North Atlanta suburb of Duluth, GA, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academies® provide secure, nurturing, and educational environment for children (ages 6 weeks – 12 years). We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. With over 160 locations in 15 states, Kids ‘R’ Kids International® is a family owned and operated organization that ranks in the top 10 nationwide for franchised early childhood education centers. Find a location near you!

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