Snow Days and Emergency Closures
Kids Way will remain open on school district “snow days” as long as the staff can reach the center, however, if your child will not be attending, please notify the center. If there is a power outage and Kids Way is required to close, parents may be notified by phone to arrange pick up of their child. If power is out, no additional children can sign-in until power returns. If the School District closes for a snow day but the preschool will be open, the business hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Kids Way reserves the right to close earlier for the safety of our children and staff.
If the school district has a late start, the preschool location hours will be 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.
Kids Way reserves the right to close earlier for the safety of our children and staff.
*There is no reduction in tuition for holiday weeks, snow, or emergency closures.
Kids Way Illness Policy
Kids Way health policy is based upon the requirements of Snohomish Health District and Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF).
Kids Way is unable to care for children when they are ill. Families must have a backup plan for days that their child is ill. If your child becomes ill while at Kids Way, a parent/guardian will be notified and required to immediately pick up their child. If we are unable to contact a parent or guardian, we will contact a person off the emergency contact list provided at registration.
Children will be unable to attend Kids Way for the following:
Fever of 100 degrees or higher
Vomiting – 1 or more times in a 24 hour period
Diarrhea – 2 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period
* Please note children must be free of a fever (without the use of fever reducing medication), vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to Kids Way. If your child is sent home from Kids Way, they will not be able to return the following day as it will be less than 24 hours.
Rashes which are accompanied by fever, weeping, itching, or open sores.
Eye discharge or pink eye * Children with pink eye must be on antibiotics for 24 hours and no longer displaying eye discharge before returning to Kids Way.
Sore throat with or without a fever * Children diagnosed with Strep Throat must be fever free, on antibiotics for 24 hours, and able to fully participate in class before returning to Kids Way.
Lice or nits * Children must be nit and lice free before returning to Kids Way.
Appearance and Behavior - If the child is unusually tired or irritable, pale, confused, displays a lack of appetite, complains “I don’t feel good”, or unable to participate in class activities
Sinus/Nasal Discharge – Children with a chronic runny nose throughout the day. Children may return once symptoms have significantly improved and nasal discharge is clear and not throughout the day.
Cough – Chronic cough throughout the day. Children may return once a cough has significantly lessened to a few times a day.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease. Children may return once they are no longer developing sores/blisters and current sores are scabbed over and no longer weeping.
Cold Sores – Open sores on a child who drools, puts toys/hand in their mouth, or unable to control saliva. If an open sore is present, exclusion will be determined on the child’s developmental behavior. Children may return to care once the sore is scabbed over, no longer weeping, the child is comfortable, able to eat, and not in pain.
*** Children may attend if diagnosed with an ear infection once they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication and able to fully participate in class and outdoor recess.
*** A doctor’s note may be required prior to re-entry to Kids Way. Kids Way reserves the right to decide on re-entry.
Kids Way illness policy is designed to prevent the spread of illness and for the comfort of the children. If we feel the illness is serious and question a child’s safety, we reserve the right to contact emergency services immediately.