It's a fact: children learn better when they are healthy.

Starting Healthy: A Back-To-School Checklist for Parents, downloadable in English and Spanish, is a quick guide for parents to use to ensure their children are as healthy and ready to learn as possible when they go back to school. It includes making sure your kids are up-to-date on needed medical services and dental check-ups, and their health information on file at school is current.

Please consider posting the checklist in your office and sharing this with other parents that you know.

The checklist was developed by Children Now in collaboration with the California School Health Centers Association, The Children's Partnership, and Children's Defense Fund-California.