Head Start / Early Head Start Health Services & Nutrition

Overview

Wellness is recognized as a significant contributor to each child's ability to thrive and develop. Accordingly, health screenings evaluate the child's overall health status and regular health check-ups and good practices in oral health, hygiene, nutrition, personal care and safety are incorporated into the program.  Through meaningful activities planned throughout the classroom learning centers, children are introduced to all health services they will receive prior to the delivery of those services.

Nutrition is also an integral part of the Head Start program, including analysis of initial screenings, cooking activities during class that teaches healthy eating habits, and health referrals when necessary.  Each student should have a dental and medical home. If they do not, our staff will assist with referrals. Regularly scheduled exams should occur. Reminders will be provided to parents/guardians as necessary.

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