NORWICH The idea of offering enhanced services to better meet customer demands is nothing new; but with state regulations often pulling the strings, it can often be a bitter pill to swallow.
For child care providers, something as simple as assisting a child with their asthma inhaler or making sure they receive prescribed medication on time is considered taboo in the eyes of the state and regulatory officials. Likewise, if a child needs to be administered an emergency allergy medication (like an EpiPen for a bee sting), that too is off limits for child care providers without the proper certifications.
Paula Crawford, Director of the Kids In Direct Supervision (KIDS) program at The Place, said, It became apparent that we were not able to provide our services to school-aged children who need routine medication. We realized that if we became accredited as a facility to dispense medications to the children that need them, we'd be of better service to the community.