Extended Care for Kindergarten

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 6:00am
momofmatthew's picture
Joined: 09/06/2005 - 09:00

I enrolled my son in kindergarten this month and asked about extended care because I work.

Side bit: My son has been in daycare/preschool for the past 3 1/2 years with no incident.

I spoke to the director today who told me they can only adminster the epi pen because it is an emergency but not the benadryl, a school nurse has to do it and is not there all the time she floats between 3-4 different schools. Mind you this program is run by the Board of Education. I live in New Jersey and if anyone has any info I would appreciate it. She said he would be put a "peanut free table" for lunch and snacks and they would only feed him what I sent in. I'm totally lost and would like to hear yeas or nays to a 504.


Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 7:09am
Momcat's picture
Joined: 03/15/2005 - 09:00

If your doctor writes a letter saying that your son's emergency treatment includes Epipen and Benadryl, then they have to find someone to administer Benadryl even when the nurse is not there. Refusing to follow the doctor's orders would be denying him access to the after care program and would be illegal. I highly recommend getting a 504 plan.
Mom to 7 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 4 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2007 - 11:39pm
momofmatthew's picture
Joined: 09/06/2005 - 09:00

Thank you.

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