Meharry Medical Group Celebrates Kindergarten Wellness Day

Kindergarten Wellness Day

Nashville, TN – In the bustling heart of Nashville, a community initiative brought smiles and wellness to our youngest residents. Meharry Medical Group’s Pediatric Clinic hosted Kindergarten Wellness Day, a collaborative effort between local healthcare providers, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and organizations, transforming a regular day into a celebration of health, learning, and community spirit.

Kindergarten Wellness Day welcomed bright-eyed patients and their parents and guardians. But this event wasn’t just about check-ups and vaccinations; it was about fostering a holistic approach to children’s health and well-being.

“Our pediatric health events are crucial for the future of our children’s health. During our wellness check-ups, our providers also do a developmental screening to make sure there are no underlying delay in developmental speech, motor skills or gross developmental delay that could result in a learning deficiency,” said clinical director Olayinka Onadeko, M.S., MD, F.A.A.P. “If a child passes their physical exam and is up to date on shots, an official state certificate signed by the provider is given to the parents to register the kids in school.”

Educational Empowerment

Partnering with Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS), the event showcased a commitment to early learning and educational enrichment. MNPS provided a treasure trove of books, bags, and informative pamphlets about their early learning programs, empowering parents with resources to support their children’s educational journey from the very beginning. An MNPS representative also assisted in having parents and guardians sign up their children for school.

Community Care
Nashville Diaper, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting families in need provided families with free diapers. Adding an extra dose of excitement, WellPoint TN Medicaid generously contributed to the event, providing two bicycles and five sports balls as prizes.

Kindergarten Wellness Day isn’t just a one-day event—it’s a testament to the power of collaboration, compassion, and community care.

For parents who would like to schedule receiving similar services, call the Meharry Pediatric Clinic at 615-327-6348.

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