The Head Start Program's guidelines require that we monitor and track your child's health status while they are enrolled in our program.
Our staff are there to help you every step of the way in gathering your child's health record and making sure that your child has a medical and dental home established and is on a regular schedule of health and dental care.
Our staff can also assist you in getting insurance for your child if they aren't already insured.
We only want the best for your child and family, and making sure that all health needs are met is the best way to make sure that they are ready to learn!
Below is a list of the things that our program needs to complete your child's health record (* = required by the state of NC child care licensing for a child to attend a child care facility):
~* An up-to-date Well Check Exam (Physical)
~* An up-to-date copy of your child's ~Immunization record
~A copy of your child's Medicaid or Private ~Insurance card
Any special documentation required to make sure that your child is safe and cared for properly while at our facility including, but not limited to:
~Medical Diet documentation if your child has a food allergy or requires a special diet
~Chronic Illness Care Plan if your child has a chronic health condition such as: Asthma, Diabetes, etc.
Medications will only be administered on site if there is a Care Plan and Medication Request filled out completely by a Physician.
~A Blood Lead Screening result (this should be completed at 12 months of age and 24 months of age--if your child's Pediatrician does not have record of this on file, it must be completed as soon as possible)
~Hemoglobin/Hematocrit (blood count) applicable for your child's age
Our program requires that your child have the following screenings performed within 45 days of enrollment into our program:
~Vision screening (if your child fails they will be referred for required medical follow-up)
~Hearing screening (if your child fails they will be referred for required medical follow-up)
~Developmental and Social Emotional Screenings (Ages & Stages Questionnaires filled out at enrollment appointment)
Our program requires that your child have the following screening performed within 90 days of enrollment into our program:
~Dental Exam--performed either by our program dentist or by your child's Private Dentist. We MUST have documentation on file of the initial exam AND any follow-up treatment required
Our program contracts with a Licensed Mental Health Consultant who is available to parents of enrolled children that may be struggling with personal issues, child behavior concerns, or other issues.
Our consultant has a flexible schedule and is available to meet at the parent's convenience.
Our consultant is also available to do child observations, with parent permission, for behavioral concerns. After the observation is completed, a Care Team meeting is scheduled with the parent at which time an action plan may be developed and/or referrals to appropriate agencies may be made.