ECD health policy is a document that contains provisions on health education and services such as school and personal hygiene standards to minimize contamination, nutritional health, medical emergencies and contacts. Some information in the policy include the provision of a professionally signed medical statement by all children at the beginning of every semester, documentation of accidents in and out of classroom, daily health inspection such as coughs and unusual behavior as well as access to clean water and sanitation. The medical statement also contains information on vaccinations and allergy reactions so as to take appropriate measures.
Yes, the policy is adequate in that it promotes a clean and safe environment for all children. The child’s welfare is the priority in that a sustainable health program is maintained in promoting quality of life.