Health Screenings: Using Information from the Child Health Report (CD51)

  • Is the Child Health Report (CD 51) just another piece of paper for the child’s file?
  • Why are so many different health screenings required at various ages?
  • How can early care and education professionals partner with health professionals to support children’s health in early care and education settings?

To learn more, listen to a webinar presented by primary care pediatricians Dr. Julie Kardos and Dr. Naline Lai. Doctors Kardos and Lai both practice at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network in Newtown, Pennsylvania. They are co-founders of the popular pediatric blog — “Practical pediatrics for parents on the go.” 

This professional development session is designed for child care program directors, early care and education professionals, family child care providers, MIECHV and other home visitors, Head Start staff, child care health consultants, child care health advocates, Regional Key staff and instructors. Participants will receive 1.5 hours of professional development credit for participating and submitting an evaluation. PA Key, and Act 48 professional development credit will be available for the recorded version. To listen to the recording click here
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
• Explain the appropriate ages and purposes for preventive health screenings
• Describe what early care and education professionals can do to collaborate with parents and physicians
• Identify resources related to developmental screening, nutrition and physical activity and oral health