Elementary School Nurses and Teachers

Pediatric vision care programming has been a priority for POA since 1999 when the Pediatric Vision Care Committee was formed to address the fact that many children were not receiving comprehensive vision examinations, particularly prior to entering school. POA developed the Kids Welcome Here® campaign and has focused its efforts on programs to educate the public on the importance of pediatric vision care.

POA has formed many partnerships through the Kids Welcome Here® campaign, including working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health to revise the school vision screening procedures and develop education programs for school nurses and teachers.

POA has also worked with the Pennsylvania Association of School Nurses and Practitioners, the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind and Pennsylvania’s CHIP program.