Verner Health Policies
According to NCDCDEE licensing regulations, we must have a current immunization record and medical report within the first 30 days (or 90 days for homeless children) that your child attends Verner, preferably before the first day of attendance. During enrollment, parents will be asked to sign a release of medical information form. This will allow Health Staff to fax for medical records and immunizations and communicate with your child’s medical provider when necessary (See EHS Addendum). We follow the NC Early and Periodic, Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) guidelines when reviewing Immunizations and Well Child visits.
Children’s nutritional needs are addressed on an individual basis. If your child has a food allergy or develops a food allergy we will happily work with you to accommodate these needs.
If you would like for lactose-free milk or soymilk (Silk Original) to be substituted for regular cow’s milk as your child’s beverage during breakfast and lunch, we will need a signed note by from the parent/guardian.
We also accommodate vegetarian diets with a signed note from the parent/guardian.
For all other meal modifications, we require the Meal Modificiation (CACFP)- Medical Statement to be filled out and signed by your child’s medical provider. These children’s special nutritional needs are addressed on an individual basis. A nutritional assessment is completed at the time of enrollment, listing food intolerances, special needs, and allergies. If you would like for your child to receive soy milk or lactose free milk at meal time, we will need a written note from the parent/guardian. For any other dietary needs, we will need a Meal Modification form signed by your child’s health care provider listing food allergies or intolerances. If your child has a special preference, allergy, or intolerance to a particular food item, you may be asked to provide an alternate food item. If your child is enrolled in EHS, please see the EHS Addendum for exceptions to this policy.
Health Emergency Action Plans
Health Emergency Action Plans are required for all children who have identified special health care needs that require emergency care. This includes, but is not limited to: asthma, food allergies and other severe allergies (causing anaphylaxis), and seizures.
The Health Coordinator will work with families, center staff, and medical providers to ensure the needs of the child, family, and teachers are being met.
Medical Action Plan Allergy and Anaphylaxsis (non-food)
Medical Action Plan Asthma
Medical Action Plan Diabetes
Medical Action Plan General
Medical Action Plan Food Allergy
Medical Action Plan Foo Allergy Español
Medical Action Plan Seizure
If conditions exist that are not included on this list, exclusion will be determined using recommendation from The American Academy of Pediatrics Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guideline for Early Care and Education Programs, Third Edition and/or the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education. Any child NOT VACCINATED according to NC law will be excluded from care during any outbreak of an infectious childhood disease that is preventable by immunizations.
Caring for Our Children
As a licensed child care facility we are required to follow all rules and regulations set for by the NC Division of Child Development and Early Education.
When seeking additional guidance on best practices, we look Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition (CFOC3) from the National Resource Center For Healy and Safety In Child Care and Early Education when seeking guidance on health policies and procedures and how to best address health and safety concerns.
Caring for Our Children Signs and Symptoms Chart
Verner will allow the administration of medication in the classroom for chronic or short-term illnesses when it is determined medically necessary by your health care provider. Please consult with your Center Manager prior to bringing any medications, whether prescription or over the counter, into the center. Additional documentation (asthma care plans, etc.) may be required for chronic health conditions. All medications need to be checked in at the front desk upon entering the building (East) or given to the Center Manager (West and Central).
Medication Administration Permission and Log
Medication Administration Permission for Topical Ointments