About Us - Health

Meals, Snacks, & Nutrition

Endless Discoveries will provide morning and afternoon snack, lunch, milk and 100% juice. Our menus are posted on our bulletin board in each classroom for your information. These meals and drinks will count for some, but not all of your child's daily nutritional needs. You, the parent, must understand that Endless Discoveries is not responsible for meeting all of your child's daily food needs. Infants that are not ready for the food listed on our menu will be required to supply all bottles and jar food from home with instructions on the child's daily feeding schedule. Bottles must be pre-made with the child's name on the bottle.

Parents with children suffering from food allergies or who have religious preferences may communicate their needs with the kitchen personnel and the office. All limitations, in regards to the food Endless Discoveries serves, must be documented in writing by the parent/guardian and received by management, the child's classroom, and the kitchen. Parents are responsible for supplying any/all substitutions of food/ drinks. In this event, tuition will not be reduced or discounted. Endless Discoveries strictly prohibits any food made with nut products.

Health & Illness

If your child shows the following symptoms of illness, they should not be brought to school:

  • Vomiting
  • Fever of 99.4 or greater
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore Throat
  • Pink Eye
  • Skin Disorders
  • Head Lice

Please have your child seen by a doctor to determine if they can return to school. Children who have been ill may return to school if they have a signed doctors statement or if they have not shown any symptoms for 24 hours. If your child becomes ill while in care they will be isolated and pickup within 45 minutes will be required by either parent or emergency contacts. This is necessary for health and safety reasons. As always, we will look at the whole picture for example temperament, bowel movements, appetite, etc. We understand that every parent has a very demanding job, otherwise your children wouldn't be here, but we have the responsibility to provide the healthiest care we can for each child.

Tuberculin Testing Requirements: If the regional Texas Department of Health or local health authority requires tuberculosis testing for children attending the center, then you must have documentation of the test on file at the center

Hearing and Vision Screening Requirements: The state of Texas requires vision/hearing screening for all four year olds. This testing will be available through Endless Discoveries Child Development Center in the fall. If you choose to obtain this through your primary doctor the verification of the screening must be on file at the center for all children 4 years of age and older.

Medications

While your child is in care, medications can be distributed within the following State of Texas guidelines:

  1. Prescription medications must be in the original container labeled with the child's name, date, directions, and the physician's name. The label dosage must be followed unless otherwise instructed by a doctor.
  2. Non-prescription medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child's name and date it was brought. Either a health personnel or the child's parent must approve the medication in writing. The label dosage must be followed unless otherwise instructed by a doctor. This includes all diaper cream.
  3. Medications that are to be given twice daily (i.e., once in the morning and once at night) should be given at home by parents. Endless Discoveries will only administer medication per doctor's instructions to be given during school hours.

Medical Emergencies

For parents' peace of mind, Endless Discoveries has procedures in place for emergencies. Listed below are the steps we will take for each situation.

Tornado: We will take refuge in hallways and bathrooms in the center of the building with a flashlight and a radio. We will stay there until bad weather passes.

Fire, Explosion, Toxic Fumes, or Other Chemical Release: We will place infants and toddlers into the labeled fire beds and follow fire exit procedures shown on classroom walls. Older children will be escorted by their primary caregivers following fire procedures. Each classroom teacher will have their emergency book. The director will also have a school-wide emergency book as well as a cellular phone to contact emergency personnel and parents.

Minimum Standards and Important Numbers

Every licensed child care center is required to follow detailed standards regarding the care of your child. These standards are available for parents to read at their request. Additionally, the most recent licensing report on Endless Discoveries is available for all to read. For parents' information the following numbers are listed to report concerns or to answer questions:

  • Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services: www.tdfps.state.tx.us
  • Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-5400

Student Accident Policy

Endless Discoveries carries a student accident policy for children injured at the school.