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Child Care Resource Referral
Everyone wins: The program matches individuals with elderly, sometimes nursing home residents for the mutual benefit of both the adoptee and adopter. Both get the joy that comes from a meaningful relationship with someone from another generation. A beautiful Swedish film years ago illustrated this "Kannst du pfeifen, Johannes" in which a child adopted a man in a nursing home telling him he was his grandson. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Health Department: Check with your state health department, which usually operates thru your county health department. ...Read more
Difficult: Since you are exposed to some many germ-carrying critters , you are likely to catch their infection more often than the average person. Washing your hands after touching the kids or furniture in the workplace more often may help to reduce the exposure. Have a small bottle of sanitizing gel with you so that you can use it more often. Use a towel to turn off bathroom faucet and on the door handle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choices: There are many things to consider - each family has unique circumstances but the most common deciding factor is economic. Like making the decision to breastfeed or not - you have to look at your situation and decide what's best for you. My college sons were home raised by their father - my middle age boys raised alone by me/daycare - and they all are great! http://www.livestrong.com/article/72423-daycare-vs.-stay-home-parent/ ...Read more
How does being in child care affect a child's development as opposed to having a stay-at-home mom?
Day care: Day care has a great effect on the social, learninig & developmental abilities of young children. It also has the negative aspect of being exposed to other sick mates & put them at higher risk for catching infections, but if the child is fully immunized, the risk is less. Some children also suffer from separation anxiety. You have to weigh your options. Best wishes. ...Read more
You mostly can't: Beyond the signs of obvious illness (fever, runny nose, cough, etc.), you can't tell. Just by looking, you can't tell if your child care provider might be carrying a virus, if she has a silent cancer growing, if she has diabetes she's not taking care of effectively, or most anything else. You can only see the illnesses that are obvious to all of us. ...Read more
PPD TESTING/MMRV: Most states require a two step PPD testing one to three weeks apart, and if positive need chest xray.Also they require documentation having had shots for measles/mumps/rubella/varicella and/or blood titers for immunity to these 4 infectious diseases.This the minimum requirement for day care/nursery/ workers in most states. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am thinking of starting up a child care in my home. How long do all those kids' germs survive on furniture and toys?
CHILD CARE: Having a child care facility demands that your place is always clean. If one child is sick, others get contaminated easily due to close contact while playing and air born infections. Sanitizers come handy and cleaning the whole place is a must! ...Read more
In a child care setting, can pink eye be passed around, with children who had it previously becoming reinfected (within a week or two)?
Should i avoid child care work after receiving the live typhoid oral vaccine due to a risk of vaccine/viral shedding?
My two year old recently Had the stomach flu. how many days (after symptoms have stopped) can I send him to child care?
When he wakes up : in the morning feeling pretty well, tolerating bananas, rice, applesauce, etc., & having no liquid stool running out of his diaper, take him back to daycare. I'm sure the daycare workers follow universal precautions to attempt to prevent transmission of infectious diseases, but 2-year-olds just don't follow the same precautions. Be nice & take him back when his poop will stay in his diaper. ...Read more
Is a cough without fever contagious woke up with cough and runny nose, I do child care is this contagious to them?
Are child care centers suppose to send out notices if children are sent home with hand, foot & mouth disease?
I don't know what : The official laws are, but i would definitely think so. It is contagious and i would think any contagious medical condition parents should be made aware of. ...Read more
Do i need a referral to have my child's numerous strange medical conditions seen by denver children's? Or can I call to make my own appt?
Docs. working for insurance a threat to children health. A doctor refuse referral my child for speech disorder, unless involve school. l don't agree?
Speech therapy: Honestly, I don't like the schools involved in the beginning for certain things, but sometimes it is not the doctor's fault. The insurance company has restrictions on what they consider to be medical reasons for speech therapy. We refer the patient and then when the insurance company won't pay, we get blamed! The school is responsible without a medical reason. There are many sides to every dilemma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer