WestCOP employs a Health Specialist or Nurse at each site and a full-time Health Coordinator for all Early Childhood Education programs. The Health Specialists at the centers are well trained to identify indicators of illness, help implement and interpret policy on health and safety, and determine when children must be kept home from the program.

We also offer vision, hearing, and dental screenings for all of our students. We provide education on proper oral hygiene and assist parents in getting eyeglasses for their children when needed.

Routine preventive health services are required annually for all children enrolled and should include age-appropriate immunization records, physical exams results, and a written statement signed by the health care provider that the child is able to participate in early childhood programs.

WestCOP’s early childhood education centers have a “NUT AWARE” (peanut butter) product-free policy.

To learn about our health and safety policies, please download our Health Guidelines.