Medication

It is Center policy that we do not administer non-prescription drugs or medicine to children.  We will only administer medication prescribed by a physician.

Prescription medication may be administered at the Center provided that it is in the original container, properly labeled with the child’s name, the name of the medication, the dosage, and the name of the attending physician. We are not allowed to administer “samples” given to you by a physician, unless the samples are accompanied by a note from the doctor noting the medication and prescribed dosage.

Parents are responsible for filling out an “Authorization to Administer Medication” form, available from the office.  If a child is taking medication and, in the judgment of the physician, is able to be with other children, he or she may attend the Center.

If your child will be taking medication at the Center, please leave the medication with the office staff or your child’s teacher.  For the safety of all the children, please do not leave prescribed medication in a lunch box, backpack, or in a child’s cubby. It is the parent’s responsibility to remember to pick up the child’s medication each day.  As a convenience, you may wish to ask your pharmacist to split the dosage into two containers, each properly labeled, so that one may be kept at home and one at the Center.  Many pharmacies provide this service.

It is Center policy not to administer eye drops to young children.  It has been our experience that children strongly resist having eye drops administered, and we are concerned about their eyes being scratched if they struggle.  We prefer that parents administer eye drops at home, or come in to the Center if necessary.  If medication for an eye infection is necessary, please ask your physician if an oral medication may be prescribed.

The Center staff cannot under any circumstances give over-the-counter drugs or medicine.  Please do not put vitamins or cough drops in a child’s lunch box.

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