Hanover Preschool Initiative
200 Berkley Street
Ashland, VA 23005
A comprehensive health care program is provided for each child in the Hanover Preschool Initiative Program. This includes medical, dental, mental health and nutritional services. Emphasis is placed on the importance of early detection of health problems in families. A Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, consisting of professionals, parents, and staff, meets quarterly to plan and ensure that the health needs of the children and their families are met. Services for children with disabilities are provided as outlined in the child's IEP.
Each child is required to have a complete and current physical examination, as well as a dental exam that is current within the last six months. Immunizations are tracked and monitored. Families are expected to follow-up on all medical treatment and concerns. The HPI Family Service Specialist will assist families with these concerns when necessary and link them with the resources needed.
The Hanover Preschool Initiative children receive two nutritious meals and a snack daily. A nutritionist from Hanover County Public Schools is available to the staff and certifies the snack menu prior to each school year. Workshops are presented to parents and staff members to identify and provide for the nutritional needs of the children.
A mental health professional provides psychological services to the children and their families when needed. Training is available for parents and staff to make them aware of any special problems that might exist with children.
Hanover County School Board does not lawfully discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, or national origin in the employment practices or educational programs and activities.