Sick Child Daycare

What to do if your kid is too sick for school or daycare but you can’t take off work and you don’t have anyone to look after him/her?

Sick child daycare.  It’s still pretty rare, but fortunately I found three places that offer it in the Dallas county and south Collin County area:

Coughs and Cuddles, through Presbyterian Hospital of Plano

KidMed, through Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, and

Sniffles and Snuggles, through Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital.

Even though my folks and immediate family live in the area, all of them work and cannot take time off to look after Daniel if he gets sick on a workday.  I’ve exhausted my paid sick days on maternity leave, and the Hubby’s work schedule and responsibilities are even more hellish than mine.  Also, I can think of one person who can take care of Daniel if he’s sick (she’s a stay-at-home mom with her kids at school and lives relatively close-by), but I’d hate to impose on her too much.  So it’s good to find an option available that isn’t too horribly expensive and is safe (considering that they’re all run by nurses, attached to reputable hospitals).

Considering my commute, I’m thinking KidMed, myself.  I’m hoping that Daniel will be well enough by Monday (when I return back to work on my campus) to go to his usual daycare, but I’m glad that KidMed is there, just in case.

For those not in the Dallas area, check out the National Association for Sick Child Daycare (NASCD) for a sick child daycare near you.

About lizardqueen

If single-mothering were a paid job, I'd be rich. However, it doesn't, so I write (which doesn't pay the bills) and teach (which does). I'm overly-educated in the liberal arts, but that doesn't hinder my ability to be pragmatic and realistic. YAY.
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4 Responses to Sick Child Daycare

  1. lizardqueen says:

    Tina: Thanks for the additional info!

  2. Martina Andrews says:

    I’ve taken my daughter to Presby kid med several times years ago. Its kind of pricey but worth the money. You will need a labeled perscription(if your dr gives samples get a written instructions) and shot records to sign up. I also enjoyed the fact that they keep the children seperated according to illness. So the child doesn’t contract another illness. They don’t mind parent calls to check on your child either.

  3. lizardqueen says:

    ::hugs:: Thank you!

    He did better yesterday (his fever went up only once to 102 in the later afternooon). So far, his temp is normal. ::fingers crossed::

  4. Heather says:

    I’m here if you need me. 🙂
    The kids don’t have school Monday, so I wouldn’t have to go anywhere in the car.
    Call me if you need me.
    (I love babies)

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