All right…. so you get a call from the daycare that your child is injured. And as a rule if someone is calling then it has been decided by more than one staff person it is beyond ” boo – boo” and a parent should be notified to get there a.s.a.p. While no one wants to cause panic and have speed records broken, the person calling does not expect to hear I’ll be there in an hour or so either. For some reason that response has become more frequent over the past few years. Some parents have even gone so far as to hint that it’s an exaggeration or that the daycare just wants their kid “out of their hair.” From our point of view it is certainly better to be safe than sorry and that is the attitude you want. And let’s not foget that a hurt child wants the comfort of their mom or dad.
The most typical calls come when a child has a deep cut which may need stitches, a hard hit or fall involving the head, a tooth that has been pushed in or out, and unusual swelling or bruising. And please please when you do pick them up and take them for medical care, keep them home for the rest of the day to keep a close eye on them! It’s better to make sure they are really o.k.. Beside that, who wants to go back to a noisy and active environment when something hurts? Hey! People have done it! Children have returned with stitches, splints, and even with the request that the teachers watch out for symptoms of concussions.
Let’s all keep safety in mind!
~ Jackie & Jo- Jo