Children’s health is a cornerstone of early learning and development. Chicago Early Learning programs actively support children’s medical and dental health.
Agencies should complete these forms and send their meeting schedule to their assigned monitoring team. See CELS 2.0, chapter 8 II.H. on page 123.
State of Illinois law requires proof of a physical examination dated no earlier than one year prior to a child’s entrance into the program. Proof of physical exam and immunization dates and records must be submitted on the Child Health Examination Form. The Child Health Examination Form must be kept in each child’s file.
This form must be signed by the authorized examining health care provider who conducted the child's health examination. This form must be kept in a child’s file.
Dentist should complete this form when a child needs further treatment. This form must be kept in a child’s file.
This document is a template for a dental services cooperative agreement. Agencies may add their letterhead and adopt when partnering with dentists and dental providers.
This document provides the schedule program fee for dental services according to procedure.
This document is referred to in the scope of services template. Agency should submit to monitoring team supervisor if they use DFSS’s mental health consultant.
All classrooms should have the following resources/posters and/or procedures posted: emergency phone numbers, medical/dental emergency procedures, CPR/first aid, emergency evacuation, procedures for what to do if someone is choking; food allergy, hand washing, diapering/toileting, gloving, storage of hazardous materials, and mandated reporter.
Attached are some of the resources mentioned, such as poster and fliers, to use at your agencies as references:
Find a free clinic in Chicago and Illinois, go to the Illinois Association of Free and Charitable Clinics’.
Enroll in health coverage, including Medicaid or Marketplace.
Learn how to use your Medicaid or Marketplace health coverage.