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It’s common for viruses, infections and bugs to jump from child to child during the winter months, so let’s see what ailments are most likely to keep your child home and how you can help prevent the spread of illness in the early childhood education (ECE) setting.

What illnesses are most likely to keep kids home from care?

10 most common childhood illnesses are:
  • Croup
  • Ear infection
  • Fever
  • Gastroenteritis (gastro)
  • Hand, foot and mouth disease
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Pneumonia
  • Roseola
  • Slapped Cheek (human parvovirus infection)
  • Sore throat

These illnesses all have the power to make little ones feel poorly, and when a child is contagious or not able to participate in ECE activities, they also have the power to keep kids home from care.