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Child Health & Developmental Services

Child Health & Developmental Services

The focus of Child Health & Developmental Services is to meet the physical, dental, nutritional, and emotional needs of Head Start children and families.  Each child is required to have a medical screening that includes health history, hematocrit, or hemoglobin, immunization review, lead, tuberculosis, and vision and hearing screenings.  Annual dental exams, cleanings, and fluorides are also provided.

Menus conform to the USDA/CACFP meal pattern for children ages 3-5 years. Each child receives a nutrition screening and if required, a nutrition assessment from the program’s dietitian.

Case management is an integral part of health services, throughout the program year. An on-site health center, seminars, and referrals are provided for children and families. Upon completion of the Head Start program, parents receive a health summary report of services provided to their child while enrolled in the program.