Administration of Medicine
Staff of Reaching for Rainbows Child Development Centre will administer both prescription and non-prescription medications to children in accordance with provincial regulations. Parents are expected to provide the following:
1. Signed authorization on the Administration of Medication Record including the dosage and times a prescription drug is to be administered.
2. Medication in the original container, clearly labelled with the child’s name, name of the medication, the dosage, the date of purchase and instructions for storage and administration.
Parents must complete, sign and date the Medication authorization forms each time medication is to be administered.
All medications must be given to Reaching for Rainbow’s staff and NOT left in back packs or cubbies.
Over the Counter Medications
- Staff of Reaching for Rainbows is not permitted to diagnosis a fever or any illness requiring Acetaminophen/Ibuprofen and are not, therefore, not permitted to administer over-the-counter medication without contacting the child’s parent/guardian (even if given verbal or written permission when the child is dropped off)
- If, during the course of the day the staff notice the child is not feeling well and may or may not have a fever or excess discomfort, parents will receive a telephone call advising them of the situation and asking the parent what course of action they wish the staff to take. The parent must, over the telephone, give verbal permission for the administration of Acetaminophen (for example), including the dosage. The acetaminophen is not provided by the center and must have been left with staff by the parents. At this time, the staff will complete an administration of medication record which the contacted parent will sign when the child is picked up from the centre.