Check It Out is an integrated community-based approach to early child development, health and well-being that that offers children aged 0 - 4 years and their families' access to screening in 12 key areas. It allows for a holistic approach to screening that is intended to meet the needs of various populations and communities.
Children will reach their optimal level of health and are ready to learn at school entry.
Increase the number of children who have access to comprehensive health and development screening and referrals prior to school entry.
12 screening areas address the child's health, development and well-being using the social determinants of health lens.
Consenting families of children identified with atypical health and/or development are supported by timely referrals to the appropriate community, government and/or specialized services. To further support access, follow up with the family is emphasized within one month of completing the referral.
A comprehensive toolkit has been developed to inform the practices of delivering the Check It Out Approach. It includes everything you need to operationalize the Check It Out in a community.
Click here to access the Check It Out Toolkit.