Required screenings include dental, hearing, vision, speech, development and behavior. Children are also given physical and mental health exams.
Obtaining and developing a relationship with a medical professional will ensure each child has an ongoing, reliable source for accessible care. Proper follow through with all recommended evaluations and treatment plans are other important steps in keeping children healthy.
Each child receives medical and dental care. This includes a complete health examination with a screening for chronic or disabling conditions, a vision and hearing test, a dental checkup and immunizations. Follow-up visits are scheduled for children with any findings during a check-up. The Head Start staff is trained in CPR and other first-aid techniques. In addition, all programs are required to have procedures in place to prevent injuries and to respond to emergencies.