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CAKE February 3rd, 2014 5:49pm

Is it acceptable to send your child to daycare if they have the common cold?

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icytoes the tepid north
02/03/14 2:29 pm

Having run a large (120 kids) daycare, I'll say it depends. If they feel okay and can participate on all activities (INCLUDING going outdoors in winter) then the answer is mostly yes. However, the staff has no way of differentiating between a cold

icytoes the tepid north
02/03/14 2:30 pm

and something more nasty, so be prepared to be called to pick up your kiddo. We had to play it safe.

Kazuto originally animefanZ
02/03/14 1:20 pm

For me personally no but I don't have kids either but having said I do take care of my baby sis from time to time. I wouldn't leave her at daycare if she had a cold I wouldn't want other kids getting sick

BillieJoeCobain Earth turns from sanity
02/03/14 12:59 pm

Keep your literally snot nosed brat at home

Rosebud Ohio
02/03/14 12:51 pm

No, that's how diseases spread so quickly and easily. Not to mention the number of different viruses and bacteria that get worse over time.

mim formerly 97123
02/03/14 11:59 am

That's probably where they picked it up.

02/03/14 11:49 am

No. But again it's hard for parents who work full time to take a day off work every time their child has a runny nose.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
02/03/14 11:35 am

And again, no.

akgoat UniversityofAlaska
02/03/14 11:22 am

No, if you or your child are sick please stay home. No one wants to share your sickness. Please don't be self entered.

CAKE is good for the soul.
02/03/14 11:21 am

I ask because I take care of a child in my home, and I would prefer if she was kept at home while contagious as to not get my family sick, but it's impossible for the parents to take time off work of frequently.

CAKE is good for the soul.
02/03/14 11:22 am

I really sympathize with parents that both work out of the home, so I try to make their life as easy as possible. I just feel that it should be a given that you keep your kid home when they're ill.

EarlyBird Portland
02/03/14 11:08 am

Your picture is of a "dow"!

Yes, common cold is fine to send kid to school.

sojourner present
02/03/14 10:55 am

If they have a fever, no.