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Kindergarten Requirements

According to the Illinois School Code, every child who enters school in Illinois shall present:

Physical: A physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, an advanced practice nurse, or a physician assistant are authorized to sign the physical form, also known as the Certificate of Child Health Examination.

Immunizations: Proof of immunity against: Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hepatitis B and Chicken Pox.

Lead Screening: The lead risk questionnaire is required for all Illinois residents entering pre-school and kindergarten. There is an area located on the physical form for your medical professional to fill in the results of the lead screening.

Diabetic Screening: The diabetic screening must be completed on the physical form for all students who require a physical.

Dental: All Illinois children in kindergarten are required to have an oral health examination.The exam must be performed by a licensed dentist and turned into the school nurse by May 15th.

Eye Exam: All Illinois children entering Kindergarten are encouraged to undergo an eye examination. The exam shall be within one year prior to entry to KIndergarten and turned in the first day of school. The exam must be performed by a physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches or a licensed optometrist.