Free health screening prepares kids for education

03/18/2016
 

All Clatsop County children, ages 2 to 5, are urged to attend a free health and education clinic. The screening examines and evaluates needs for services and helps prepare kids for kindergarten. Parents also will have access to community resources that help all children be well prepared for kindergarten.

 

“The Early Childhood Health and Education Clinics are excellent opportunities for parents to receive a free, thorough developmental screening for their young child and information about resources available to them in Clatsop County,” says Elizabeth Friedman, County Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education coordinator.

 

“We hope to identify children who might be experiencing developmental lags so they may receive services as soon as possible. We are thankful for the many providers who volunteer their time to make these screening clinics happen,” Friedman says.

 

Parents will leave with information about their child’s development, preparation for school and overall health.

 

“There are inherent challenges in getting kindergartners ready,” says Clatsop Kinder Ready Coordinator Dan Gaffney. “What is expected of kindergartners now is what was previously taught in first and second grades.” It is therefore important to make sure all children are prepared.

 

Two clinics are scheduled.

 

Astoria clinic, April 13, at Astor Elementary School, 3550 Franklin Ave.

 

Seaside clinic, April 19, at the Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Ave.

 

Free screenings include:

• Physical

• Hearing

• School readiness

• Speech

• Nutrition

• Vision

• Dental

• Immunizations

 

Limited transportation help is available upon request.

 

Call your local elementary school or Head Start center for an appointment by April 6 for the Astoria clinic or by April 14 for the Seaside clinic.

 

Astoria Head Start 503-325-5421

Astor Elementary School 503-325-6672

Warrenton Head Start 503-861-9681

Warrenton Grade School 503-861-3376

Seaside Head Start 503-738-0873

Seaside Heights Elementary School 503-738-5161

Gearhart Elementary School 503-738-8348

Hilda Lahti Elementary School (Knappa) 503-458-6162

Jewell School 503-755-2451

 

Providence Health & Services recently gave $40,000 in grants to support programs of Way to Wellville Clatsop County. One of the four $10,000 grants is for the Early Childhood Health and Education Clinics. Other sponsors are NW Early Learning Hub, NW Regional Educational Service District, Providence Seaside Hospital, Eric & Janet Parsons Family and Clatsop Kinder Ready. Major health and education groups of Clatsop County are partnering to make this clinic possible.

 

 

 

Clinica de Salud y Educación Para Niños Preescolares Que viven en Condado de Clatsop

 

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Sin costo para niños 2-5 años, (sueldo no importa)

13 de Abril, 2016 La Escuela Elementaria Astor School

3550 Franklin Ave. Astoria

19 de Abril, 2016 Seaside Convention Center, 415 First Ave., Seaside

 

Pruebas de salud y desarrollo estan importantes tener antes de empezar en la escuela. Su niño puede recibir vacunas que necesita y los siguientes pruebas o examinaciones:

•Examinaciones fisicas

• Oido

• Desarrollo

• Nutrición

• Visión

• Dentál

• Habla

• Vacunas

 

Llame a su escuela primaria local o centro de Head Start para hacer una cita antes del 6 de Abril para la clínica en Astoria y antes de 14 de Abril para la clínica en Seaside.

 

Astoria Head Start 503-325-5421

Astor Elementary School 503-325-6672

Warrenton Head Start 503-861-9681

Warrenton Grade School 503-861-3376

Seaside Head Start 503-738-0873

Seaside Heights Elementary School 503-738-5161

Gearhart Elementary School 503-738-8348

Hilda Lahti Elementary School (Knappa) 503-458-6162

Jewell School 503-755-2451

 

Ayuda de transporte limitado disponible bajo petición.

 

Los patrocinadores son Northwest Consejo de Educación Temprana y el noroeste de Servicios Educativos del Distrito. Hospital Providence en Seaside, Way to Wellville, Familia de Eric y Jantet Parsons y Clatsop Kinder Listos. Los principales grupos de salud y de educación del condado de Clatsop se han asociado para realizar esta clínica possible.

2016 Early Childhood Clinic Flier