California’s Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program requires every child to have a physical examination before entering school in kindergarten. Parents /guardians are required to present a report of examination or a waiver statement to the school within 91 days of entry to first grade.
Effective January 1, 2007, an Oral Health Assessment (dental examination) by a licensed California dental health professional is required for children entering public school for the first time (at kindergarten or first grade). The Oral Health Assessment must be completed and re-turned to the school by May 31 of that first school year. Assessments done 12 months prior to school entry also meet this requirement. Obtain the form from the school or your dental health provider to complete.
Parents/guardians may sign a waiver of this requirement, which is found on the OHA form available at the school. There is no penalty or exclusion if this requirement is not met.
Children entering kindergarten must have the following immunizations (shots):
5 DTaP (4 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
4 Polio (3 doses meet requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
3 Hep B;
2 MMR (first dose on or after 1st birthday);