Daily Health Check

Determining when a child has a contagious illness and must be temporarily excluded from program attendance to safeguard the health of staff and other children is a key responsibility of all program staff. Head Start managers and staff may want to use this health check when greeting children upon their arrival to the center.

The following is an excerpt from Preventing & Managing Communicable Diseases.

Do the daily health check when you greet each child and parent as they arrive. It usually takes less than a minute. Also observe the child throughout the day. See Handout H: Daily Health Check [PDF, 53.8KB]

"Daily Health Check." Preventing & Managing Communicable Diseases. Training Guides for the Head Start Learning Community. HHS/ACF/ACYF/HSB. 1996. English. [PDF, 53.8KB].

Last Reviewed: January 2010

Last Updated: February 23, 2015