Children's Minitry - Well Child Policy

Well Child policy

For the kids in our grade school program, we offer an exciting program in place for their continued spiritual growth during the 10:30am service.

We take seriously our responsibility to protect well children from exposure to illness. Unfortunately, medical conditions do not always lend themselves to observational diagnosis. We must rely upon the parent’s honesty as to the condition of their child, since the teacher who receives a child has only a short time to observe his condition.

If after receiving a child in a preschool classroom, the teacher discovers an obvious sign of illness, it is standard procedure to isolate the child as much as possible until the parent can be contacted to pick up and remove the child from the classroom.

Upon the recommendation of the Committee on Control of Infectious Diseases of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a child with any of the following symptoms should stay at home:

A fever in the previous 24 hours
Vomiting or diarrhea
Any symptom of a childhood disease such as chicken pox or whooping cough
A cold or nose with excessive or discolored drainage
Sore throat
Any unexplained rash
Any skin infection such as boils, ringworm, or impetigo
Any hair or skin infestation such as head lice
Pinkeye or other eye infection

A child exhibiting any of these symptoms will not be allowed the classroom. If your child has been attending FBC and develops an infectious disease (i.e., measles, mumps, chicken pox, strep throat), please notify the FBC Main Office immediately at 831-724-1311.