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Medication


When children are on medication which must be administered at Headstart, a medication form must be filled out.  Parents are requested to hand medication directly to the staff.  Please DO NOT put medication in children’s kit bags, including puffers.

~All prescription medications must be in a labeled container with the doctor’s name, the prescribed dosage and the date of the prescription. Some parents find it useful to ask for an additional bottle at the pharmacy. They find it easier to leave a portion of the medication at the center and to keep a portion at home.

~Because children’s temperatures can spike very quickly we are offering you the option of signing a consent form regarding Tylenol for the full year.  In the event that your child’s temperature reaches a point where we feel Tylenol is required immediately we will call you and if this consent form is signed we will be able to administer Tylenol right away.

~The health of our children is an area where we need full communication between Headstart and parents. Please feel free to share with us and, in fact, feel obliged to inform us of any illness, suspected illness, exposure to disease, etc, which any member of your family has experienced.  We do need to be able to keep all members of our extended family informed of any contagious diseases while respecting confidentiality.