Health Care Practices


In an effort to keep the participants in our program healthy, we take appropriate measures to reduce illness and keep maintain cleanliness. Every week toys, napping cots and furniture are washed with antibacterial soap, sanitized with a diluted bleach solution, rinsed and air dried. Also, at the end of each work day, the floors are swept, vacuumed and mopped as needed. (WAC-170-296A-3850-3925)


Bibs, sheets, towels are laundered after each use. We require that a parent take home their children’s blankets and clothes each week to launder them and return them. We do not do children’s laundry. If a child has soiled a clothing item, we will place it in a tied plastic bag and place it in a child’s cubby to be taken home that day.

Hand Washing:

The most common, effective and preventive practice to avoid illnesses is hand washing. Every child and adult in the program follows the hand washing steps as directed by the Public Health Nurse. We wash hands when entering the classroom, before and after preparing bottles or food, before and after eating, changing a diaper, administering medicine, after touching bodily fluids or excretions and as needed throughout the day. In between hand washing, we use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.

(WAC-170-296A-3625) (WAC-170-296A-3650)


As a safety precaution, the only medications, that Jasmin Child Care Administers will be an epi-pen in case of an allergic emergency. This will be kept in a locked box, inaccessible to children. Please refer to (WAC 170-296A-3550) if your child takes his or her own medication.


All Jasmin Child Care staff is first-aid certified in CPR, Blood Borne Pathogens and how to use an epi pen. Our first aid kit is kept out of reach of children in a locked box. It contains the materials and items necessary to treat every day injuries as well as a thermometer.

Tooth brushing:

Children over the age of 2 years old will practice tooth brushing, after lunch. We will use soft bristled tooth brush, a pea sized amount of a fluoride based tooth paste and water. (We will not use mouth rinses, dental tools or floss) All teeth brushing will be monitored. Toothpaste and tooth brush will be provided. If


If a child becomes ill, we will notify the parents. We ask that parents plan to pick up their child within one hour of being notified. And stay home for a full 24 hour period. (Do not bring your child to the program the day after being sent home.) Please notify us if your child has or been exposed to lice, scabies, the chicken pox or any other common childhood illnesses so we can create a memo for the other parents in the program. If a child is generally, not feeling well, we will provide them a rest area until they are ready to be picked up.


Any child with the following symptoms will not be permitted to stay in our care and will be sent home: (WAC-170-296A-3210) Any communicable diseases will be reported to the proper health care authorities.

  • Fever of at least 100F
  • Sore/strep throat
  • Ear ache
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Confusion
  • Runny nose that is yellow or green in color
  • Cough with yellow or green phlegm or discharge
  • Diarrhea: 3 or more watery stools within a 24 hour period or a bloody stool.
  • Vomiting on 2 more occasions within the past 24 hours.
  • Rash combined with fever or itching
  • Eye discharge or pink eye
  • Sick appearance
  • Open or oozing sores
  • Lice or scabies
  • Ring worm
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Chicken pox
  • Any other contagious illness

If your child develops these symptoms at home, please notify us and contact your child’s health care provider immediately. Also, your child’s immunization records will be kept on file and updated regularly. (WAC-170-296A-3250)

No Smoking Policy

Our program is a non-smoking facility. If you smoke, we respect your choices; however, keeping the children in mind, we ask that you do not smoke in or around the perimeters of the business. Thank you. (WAC-170-296A-4050) (WAC-170-296A-4025)

Nap Time

To promote healthy, happy and well-balanced children, we are required by licensing to provide a rest period in our daily schedule for all children at Jasmin Child Cares. Each rest period immediately follows lunch and is from 12:30-2:30pm.

All children will be provided with a resting mat and blanket. Please talk with your Child Care Provider about infant resting times.

Diapering/Toilet Training

Children who are in diapers will be changed before and after meals and as needed on a changing table and will be sanitized after each use. All diapering procedures follow licensing requirements. When you feel that your child is ready to begin potty training, we will make every effort that it is a positive transition and experience. We will assist children on the potty and help them with pants and hand washing. We ask that you bring extra clothes in case of accidents.

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