Wrangle your active preschooler once a year for well-child visit at ages three, four and five.
Preventive visits will cover:
- Hearing (at ages 4 and 5) and vision
- Height and weight measurements
- Obesity screening and counseling
- Oral health risk assessment (at age 3)
- Immunization Vaccines
- Regular dentist visits
- Fluoride varnish
- Review of development progress and childhood behaviors
The provider may talk about:
- How’s family life? Family decisions, sibling rivalry, and work and home balance
- Improving language and reading: Singing, talking, describing, observing, and reading books
- Being social: Playing with peers, interactive games and how to find play opportunities.
- Getting active: Promoting physical activity and limiting sedentary activities
- Oral health care: regular dental visits
- Safety at home: proper use of car seats, pedestrian safety, access to windows and firearm safety.
- School readiness: Social readiness, fears, and familiarity with structure
- The day to day: Establishing healthy personal habits
- Exposure to TV and media: What to watch and for how long
- Getting out in the community: activities and community involvement
American Academy of Pediatrics. Recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care, https://www.aap.org/en-us/Documents/periodicity_schedule.pdf.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. From Coverage to Care, go.cms.gov/c2c.