Health Requirement for Staff
All staff are required by Virginia code to file a current Health Report and will be screened for tuberculosis every two years. Staff members are committed to providing the healthiest environment possible for the preschool children as well as teaching the children how to maintain health. Staff will be trained in First Aid and CPR.
Hand Washing Procedures
Hand washing is the most important means of interrupting the transmission of germs and infection. Employees and children will sanitize/wash hands after using the restroom and before handling food. Practice at home is imperative.
The School Health Entrance Form with current Certification of Immunization must be completed and signed by a physician before children can attend preschool. Upon failure to return this form, the child may be released from TCP. Please do not send your child to school when he or she is ill. Teachers will screen children upon arrival, checking for signs of illness, especially pinkeye, thick colored nasal discharge, excessive coughing, rash, etc.. Such symptoms will warrant exclusion from school.
Please contact the Director if you have any health concerns about your child.
Children with obvious signs of illness or fever will not be admitted to the session. Trinity Christian Preschool is not equipped to provide care to sick children. If a child becomes ill during preschool hours, parents will be notified right away so that the child can be picked up. Students must be fever/vomit/diarrhea - free for 24 hours before returning to preschool in consideration of the entire student body and staff - no exceptions.
TCP will follow the guidelines set forth by the VA Department of Health Communicable Disease Reference Chart for School Personnel and the CDC's comprehensive index site for infectious childhood diseases regarding the exclusion of students diagnosed with such illnesses. All children with a confirmed illness that has required the attention of a medical professional will require the written authorization of that professional for the child to return to TCP before being readmitted to the classroom. TCP reserves the right to require a doctor’s note on a case-by-case basis. Doctor notes can be faxed to 757-868-7701 for your convenience. Letters informing the preschool community of illnesses will only be sent if the illness has been identified as a “reportable” disease and multiple cases have been confirmed.