RPS Preschool Health and Wellness Fair set for April 23rd

Free school readiness health services–including physicals and immunizations–will be provided at the Arthur Ashe Center.

From Richmond Public Schools:

The Virginia Preschool Initiative and Head Start programs will host the district’s first Preschool Health and Wellness Fair on April 23 to provide free school readiness health services for preschool and kindergarten children for the 2016-2017 school year.

In Richmond City, over 40 percent of school-age children live in poverty and nearly half face one or more risk factors associated with gaps in school readiness. Preschoolers’ health conditions can significantly impair cognitive skills and behavior.

Richmond City parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their preschool and/or kindergarten child(ren) who will be three, four or five years old by September 30, 2016, to get updated physical exams, health screenings and immunizations. Additionally, over 40 community health exhibitors and service agencies will be on hand to provide information on nutrition, dental needs, physical fitness and family health care. Preschool and kindergarten registration will also be available.

The Preschool Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Arthur Ashe Center, located at 3001 N. Boulevard.

For more information, contact the Virginia Preschool Initiative Program at (804) 780-7795.

Photo: Tom Woodward

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