Policy Regarding Illness
Kids Way health policy is based upon the requirements of The Washington State Department of Health, and The Washington State Department of Early Learning (licensing). Kids Way is unable to care for children when they are/become ill. Families must have a backup plan for days that their child is ill. If your child becomes ill while at Kids Way, the parent will be notified and required to immediately pick up their child.
Children may return to care when they are no longer contagious and able to fully participate in class activities including outside play.
Children will be unable to attend Kids Way for the following:
*A doctor’s note may be required prior to re-entry to Kids Way.
Kids Way reserves the right to decide on re-entry.
Children with common colds are not required to stay home. In most cases a child has already exposed others before displaying symptoms or becoming ill. Many illnesses stop being contagious 24 hours after medication is started; as long as the child is no longer contagious, running a fever, and is able to fully participate in class activities, they may return to Kids Way.
Kids Way illness policy is designed to prevent the spread of illness and for the comfort of the children. Classrooms are busy and noisy places, ill children suffer when left in these conditions.
*If we feel the illness is serious and question a child’s safety we reserve the right to contact emergency services immediately.
Kids Way Child Care & Early Learning Center, Inc
12211 20th St NE
Lake Stevens Wa 98258