Kids Vision for Life-St. Louis is excited about the new school year as it rolls out its new mobile clinic van. Each year KVFL provides thousands of area students with free vision screenings and glasses. If you know of children needing vision screenings prior to the start of school, KVFL is hosting a series of back to school screenings in August 2015. Availability is limited, so please register early.
As the new school year begins, ARCHS' Health & Safety Institute is a great opportunity for early childhood and youth development professionals to renew required certifications and receive updated health and safety trainings. 2 clock hours awarded per session.
ARCHS' Health & Safety Institute
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 9 am to 1:15 pm
Harris-Stowe State University
William L. Clay Sr. Early Childhood Center
Sessions and Fees:
-Adult, Child, & Infant CPR - $25 (2 year certification)
-Basic Adult & Pediatric First Aid - $20 (2 year certification)
-Emergency Preparedness for Child Care Programs - $12.50
-Child Abuse & Neglect, Safe Sleep, SIDS, & Shaken Baby Syndrome - $12.50
Kids Vision for Life-St. Louis (KVFL) has added a new state-of-the-art mobile eye clinic just in time for the 2015-16 school year.
The new van will increase access to students in need of these services at more schools than presently served. KVFL will continue to partner with the UMSL School of Optometry in using their mobile eye clinic on a part-time basis.
KVFL has served un/underinsured students at local elementary schools during the past six years through an effective school-based model that delivers free comprehensive vision care.
During the 2014-2015 school year KVFL screened 23,500 students, which resulted in KVFL examining 3,400 students and prescribing/fitting 2,750 eyeglasses. KVFL and its vision health partners, including ARCHS, expect to permanently increase KVFL’s annual service capacity with the new mobile clinic.
ARCHS co-hosted a briefing about childhood obesity on November 14, 2014 at Beyond Broadway with the Missouri Family and Community Trust (FACT), Aetna, and Diet Free Life.
The event was part of a five city tour conducted across Missouri that brought together more than 400 key community leaders for dialogue concerning ways to address the childhood obesity crisis.