Should You Send Your Sick Child To Kinder Prep?

Please see the COVID-19 Guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health for information about symptoms, tests, and recommendations for staying home. We will follow these MDH Guidelines, and ask that you do the same.

We care about your child and all of the children and staff in our program. Please keep your child home from LILA Kinder Prep and home from Explorer Club or Little Explorers if you see or suspect any of the following illnesses:

  • COVID-19
  • Temperature above 100.4 degrees (orally). Please follow MDH COVID-19 guidelines (above).
  • Vomiting: Child may not return until 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped without the aid of medication.
  • Severe cold symptoms
  • Discharge from eyes or ears
  • Diarrhea: Please follow MDH COVID-19 guidelines (above).
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Profuse nasal discharge
  • Exposure to communicable disease, such as whooping cough, measles, mumps, pink eye, ringworm, fifth’s disease, chicken pox, diphtheria, scarlet fever, strep throat, lice, etc.

Please consult the Parent Handbook and this IMPORTANT ADDENDUM for more information.

Contact Kinder Prep to report the absence.

What If Illnesses Happen At Kinder Prep?

But sometimes a child looks fine in the morning and becomes sick at Kinder Prep. Then what?

  • If your child becomes sick at Kinder Prep, we isolate your son or daughter from others for his or her own comfort and to prevent spreading the illness. We will notify a parent of the situation.
  • If we cannot reach a parent, we will call the emergency contact listed on your child’s registration form.
  • Kinder Prep staff will take appropriate measures to care for your child until a parent arrives.

See the Kinder Prep FAQ for more information about attending our program.