Frequently Asked Questions

 What is your exclusion criteria for sickness?


All children and staff will be excluded from care if they are showing any mild symptoms of illness which include but are not limited to the following:
  • Fever >100F taken externally AND accompanied by behavior change or other signs/symptoms of illness
  • Children under 6 months, unexplained fever >100F taken externally (with or without other symptoms)
  • Quickly spreading rash of unknown origin
  • Diarrhea* which is not contained in the diaper and/or pants (*diarrhea being an abnormal BM)
  • If stool frequency exceeds 2 or more above normal 
  • Vomiting more than two times in the previous 24 hour period
  • Abdominal pain last more than 2 hours with other signs of illness
  • Head lice
  • Acute change in behavior (could include lethargy, lack of responsiveness, irritability, persistent crying, difficulty breathing)
  • Child is too ill to participate in daily schedule of activities
  • Illness results in a need for care that is greater than the staff can provide without compromising the health and safety of other children. 

If excluded from care due to fever, JLU asks that the child NOT return to the center for a minimum of 24 hours and fever free.  


If excluded from care due to illness not including fever, the child can return to care the following scheduled day as long as they are symptom free.  


If children need to be sent home for the above signs of illness:
  • they will be excluded from their classroom whenever possible and wait in the main office on the lower level of the building until pick-up.
  • Emergency pick-up persons are expected to arrive within ONE HOUR of notification of a sick child.
  • All emergency pick-up persons will be called until a pick-up plan is made.
What is your discipline policy?  We view discipline as a way to help correct unacceptable behaviors.  Discipline practices depend on the age of the child as follows:
  • Infants & Toddlers - Divert and Distract, Positive Reinforcement, Removal from the Situation, Ignore the Behavior, and Classroom Structure
  • Preschool, Pre-K Plus & School Age - Divert and Distract, Positive Reinforcement, Removal from the Situation, Ignore the Behavior, Classroom Structure, Natural and Logical Consequences, Setting Examples, and Time-out

For more information on our strategies, see The Pyramid Model information.



Do JLU staff have First Aid and CPR training?  Yes, the majority of our staff are certified in Adult and Pediatric CPR and First Aid as well as in the administration of emergency medications.  Training is held onsite annually for all staff. 



Can JLU staff administer medications?  Staff are ONLY able to administer emergency medications including inhalers, nebulizers, and Epi-Pens as prescribed by a physician.  In some cases we can also administer oral medications such as tylenol, ibuprofen or benadryl if the medication is needed to prevent a life threatening or severe medical condition.

New York State Licenced

JLU Child Care is a licensed child care program meeting the requirements of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.  Regular inspections are performed by the regional Rochester office located at 259 Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY.

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