ERIC Number: EJ725332
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-1
Connecticut's New Comprehensive and Universal Early Childhood Health Assessment Form
Crowley, Angela A.; Whitney, Grace-Ann C.
Journal of School Health, v75 n8 p281 Oct 2005
Health assessments are required for entrance into child care, Head Start, and preschool programs. However, state and federal screening and documentation mandates vary, and programs create their own forms for keeping required data on file. Inconsistent recording formats present challenges for primary care providers who must document each child's health status and for program administrators who wish to collect data across groups of children. This article describes how the passage of new legislation in Connecticut establishing a statewide prekindergarten program presented the opportunity to develop a comprehensive early childhood health form for all early childhood programs, which promotes children's access to health services and coordination of care among health care professionals, early childhood providers, and families.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Health, School Health Services, State Legislation, Health Promotion, Access to Health Care, Test Construction, Data Collection, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut