Once you have found the right childcare center for your child, you will have to disclose some essential information during the admission process so that they know more about your child and his health. This helps the caretakers to take proper care of your child and they also ensure your child’s safety. The majority of the childcare centers will talk to you about some general things during your first meeting with them. They might ask you about your family and your background, your profession and your residence. Also, they would like to know what you liked about their childcare center. Moreover, childcare centers have different classes for children from different age group. They will ask you about your child’s age as they create age-specific study plans. They would also ask you some personal questions about your child, like if he is potty-trained, his eating habits and his likes and dislikes, his sleeping hours etc. This will enable them to be friends with your child faster and moreover, they will easily make your child feel comfortable in the new set-up.
Besides the basic information, a childcare center asks for the medical history of your child. They would want to know about their illnesses, allergies and infections. They would also ask if your child needs special attention and help. And if the child is under any special medication, they would want to know the timings and dosage of medicines prescribed by the pediatrician. However, disclosing this information definitely ensures the safety of your child during unexpected emergencies, but most parents still get confused if they should keep the childcare center up to date with their child’s medical history.
The first fear that crops up in every parent’s mind is what if others come to know about their child’s medical condition? What if their child is mocked upon? Though this type of fear is absolutely normal, but disclosing your child’s medical history is very helpful for the daycare facilities to help your child in time of need.
During a medical emergency, most childcare facilities give general medicine to provide temporary relief till they send the child to a doctor for proper diagnosis. However, if your child is allergic to some painkiller or any other general medication, there could be an allergic reaction due to the medicine which might complicate the case further. Or if your child is suffering from some infection and is given appropriate medicine to control the infection, but what if your child is immune to that medicine and it cannot control the infection, it might eventually prove to be dangerous. Hence, if the staff already knows the medical history about the allergies and infection your child suffers, it will help them provide proper treatment during such urgent circumstances till you take him to the doctor. A lot of children also suffer from major illnesses and conditions like ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, etc. If the staff and doctors at the childcare facility know about this condition, chances are that they can handle the situation very well till professional medical assistance is given and it can save the child from major health issues in future.
Childcare must be a safe, protected place for your children. If looking for a great facility with creative childcare programs and commitment, consider TSL Adventures!
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