Welcome to Harrison's Early Childhood Nurse's Notes
Mrs. Eileen Gilgallon RN CSN is here to provide for your child's medical needs during school hours in accordance with district policy, and NJ State Law.
Screenings are conducted annually (height, weight, BP, vision and hearing) for all students.
6A: 16-2.2 Required Student Medical Exam
Each student must be examined upon entry into the school district. This examination must be done no more than 365 days prior to entry and must state what, if any, modifications are required for full participation in the pre-school program.
AGE APPROPRIATE VACCINATIONS FOR PRE-SCHOOL CENTERS
18 MONTHS - 4 YEARS 4 doses of DTaP, 3 doses of polio, one dose of MMR, at least one dose of Hib if initiated after first year of life, one dose of varivax or letter from PMD stating date of disease, at least one dose of pneumococcal vaccine if initiated after first year of life.
Lead screening every year up to age 6 (per statute of Harrison Board of Health), and finally a record of a mantoux screening.
A flu vaccine is required for every child by December of that school year.
NUTRITION AND SNACK REQUIREMENTS
Young children's diets need special care and planning to ensure the development of strong bones and teeth, firm muscles and healthy tissue. Proper nutrition also contributes to good health and protects against every day illness.
It is necessary for each pre-school center to implement a healthy food policy for ALL lunches and snacks sent to school.
Unhealthy foods will not be served to children during school hours.
Early food and eating experiences are the foundation for the formulation of attitudes about food, eating behavior, and consequently, food habits.
Culturally acceptable family foods is a dietary goal for feeding your children, and strongly encouraged.
All medication policies of each center are developed to comply with state law. Please consult with the Director of your chosen school to arrange for medication administration.
I am always available for consultation and assistance for special needs and concerns. Please feel free to contact me.
Please keep your school updated with any illness or immunizations your child receives.
We welcome your input as partners in your child's health and education and we look forward to a healthy happy school year.
Eileen Gilgallon, RN, CSN