Our illness policy is designed to protect staff, children, and families. It has been modified to accommodate CDC guidelines regarding the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.

  • Persons who have a fever (staff, children, and family members) or other signs of illness will not be admitted to the facility.
  • Families should be on the alert for any signs of illness in their children and keep them at home if they are sick.
  • Staff will ask if anyone in the household is showing any signs of illness. If so, the child cannot be admitted to the facility. If a staff member has anyone in their household that is showing signs and symptoms of illness, they will be excluded as well.
  • Children are visually screened upon arrival to the facility. Staff checks for any sign of illness, which could include flushed cheeks, rapid breathing or difficulty breathing (without recent physical activity), fatigue, or extreme fussiness.
  • Temperature checks are conducted in order to minimize the risk of exposure.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided for staff and children as needed.
  • Staff takes everyday preventive actions to prevent the spread of respiratory illness as recommended by the current CDC guidelines including proper handwashing, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Staff are vigilant in monitoring themselves as well as the children in their care for any sign or symptom of illness.
  • If someone becomes ill while at the facility they will be sent home as soon as possible. The ill person will be isolated while waiting for pickup. After the ill person has gone home, all surfaces in the isolation area and any area where the ill person had contact will be cleaned and disinfected.
  • If COVID-19 is confirmed in a child or staff member CDC guidelines will be strictly followed.
  • Symptoms of COVID-19 vary from person to person. The following list includes symptoms that have been noted in previous cases of COVID-19*:
    1. Fever of 100°F or higher
    2. Cough
    3. Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or wheezing
    4. Tiredness
    5. Aches/pains
    6. Nasal congestion
    7. Drainage (clear or otherwise) from the nose, eyes, or ears
    8. Sore throat
    9. Diarrhea or vomiting
    10. Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
    11. Loss of smell/taste
    *Note- This is not a comprehensive list of all signs and symptoms and according to the CDC some people with COVID-19 are asymptomatic.
    While the above symptoms are related to COVID-19, a more extensive list is included below. See “WHEN A CHILD CANNOT ATTEND DAYCARE”.

    If a child is sent to daycare with any of these symptoms or develop symptoms during the day they will be sent home. Children should not be medicated and then sent to daycare (i.e. given Tylenol to break fever). Please arrange for back-up care if your child is sick.
    Staff will make a final decision about continued care based on:
    1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Idaho Department of Health Child Care Guidelines.
    2. The ill child’s ability to participate in routine activities.
    3. Need for care that is greater than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of themselves and other children.
When a Child Cannot Attend Daycare

  • Fever Temperature of 100⁰F or higher when taken orally, by ear, or temporal artery (forehead).
  • Rash Any rash other than a common diaper rash or skin irritation.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) Discharge from or irritation to eye(s) or any discoloration to the whites of the eye(s).
  • White, Green or Yellow Discharge Any white, green or yellow discharge, nasal or otherwise.
  • Diarrhea Two or more loose bowel movements in one day.
  • Vomiting
  • Persistent Hacking Cough
  • Lice
Readmittance to daycare after experiencing any of these symptoms will be assessed on a case by case basis following CDC guidelines and physician’s authorization.
Immunization Policy

As a state-licensed childcare facility we are required to keep each child’s immunization record on file. If you do not have a copy we can access it online for you via Idaho’s Immunization Reminder Information System
Medication Policy

  • Wildhorse Daycare does not administer medication, prescribed or otherwise.
  • Exceptions will be made for children with chronic conditions such as asthma or diabetes.