The extent to which the State is identifying and addressing, or has a High-Quality Plan to identify and address, the health, behavioral, and developmental needs of High-Need Children by-
- Establishing a progression of standards for ensuring children's health and safety, ensuring that health and behavioral screening and follow up are done, and promoting children's physical, social, and emotional development across the levels of its Program Standards;
- Meeting ambitious yet achievable annual targets to increase the number of Early Childhood Educators who are trained and supported in meeting, the health standards;
- Leveraging existing resources to meet ambitious yet achievable annual statewide targets to--
- Screen all High-Need Children using screening measures that align with the Medicaid Early Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment benefit (Section 1905(r)(5) of the Social Security Act) or the well-baby and well-child services available through the Children's Health Insurance Program (42 CFR 457.520), and consistent with "Child Find" (Sections 612(a)(3) and 635(a)(5) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400)), as appropriate;
- Refer children for services based on the results of those screenings, and confirm that follow-up occurred, where appropriate;
- Promote participation in ongoing health care as part of a schedule of well child care; and
- Promote healthy eating habits and expanded physical activity and improved nutrition.