If your child will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, now is the time to register him or her for kindergarten. CareOregon and the Multnomah County Kindergarten Counts program encourage you to register by June 1, before school offices close for the summer. By registering early, you’ll get information about free and reduced-price meals, school bus routes and schools hours – all so that you’ll be better prepared on your child’s exciting first day of school. If you need help identifying your school, dial 211 or text your ZIP code to 898211.
Before the next school year begins also is the time to make an appointment with your child’s Primary Care Provider for a well-child visit. The doctor will check hearing and vision, and make sure all immunizations are up to date. And please don’t forget to also schedule a dental check-up if your child is due.