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Parents and caregivers want their children to be happy, healthy, and productive. A focus on health and safety is important for all children as they grow up. Healthy children start to learn skills when they are born. These skills will help them in school and when they are adults.
Teachers can’t do it all! But, sometimes common problems in the classroom and hallways usually extend beyond “bad behavior” and could be indicators of certain health issues. Resolving health issues in school can have a positive impact on attendance and focus during the school day.
Health staff play a pivotal role in a growing child’s life. Doctors, nurses, health educators, and medical support staff all communicate important information to children and families related to physical and mental health and well-being.
Policies and laws help shape school health in practice. As research continues to show how health affects education and vice versa, programs to promote school health are growing. Anyone can be an advocate - students, families, educators, and community members.
The Healthy and Ready to Learn Resource and Training Center provides free trainings to equip all adults in the lives of children with the knowledge and skills to promote strong attendance, community health, and training sensitivity.
For 30 years Children's Health Fund has provided high quality clinical services to children in some of the most underserved communities in the country. The Healthy and Ready to Learn initiative is the next step.
Usually children are screened for hearing problems as newborns. But if you think
your child doesn’t hear well, you can ask your child’s doctor or talk to the school
nurse. A doctor or nurse can test your child’s hearing and help you if problems are
In some cases, this might require a visit to a hearing specialist. The tests don’t
hurt at all. If your child has a hearing problem, it will be important to make sure
they get the right treatment. It will also be important to talk to your child’s
teacher, so they can help while your child is at school. Explore our materials on
how to spot hearing problems and what you can do to help your child to be healthy
and ready to learn below.