It can be difficult to decide whether to keep your child home from school when he or she is sick, especially when symptoms seem to be mild.
Our recommendation? When in doubt, keep them out.
Keeping kids home when they are ill not only helps them rest, but it keeps other children healthy too. Illnesses can spread quickly with young children. One of the best ways to keep sickness at bay is to keep children home from school when they are contagious. Click on the image at right for basic guidelines.