- Life stages
B4 School Check
The B4 School Check is a nationwide programme offering a free health and development check for four year olds.
The B4 School Check aims to identify and address any health, behavioural, social, or developmental concerns which could affect a child’s ability to get the most benefit from school, such as a hearing problem or communication difficulty.
It is the eighth core contact of the Well Child Tamariki Ora Schedule of services.
For more information on the delivery of the B4 School Check in your area, contact your DHB’s key contact – a list of B4 School Check key contacts can be found in the YourHealth consumer area.
In this section
- Resources for the education sector on the B4 School Check, the vision and hearing screening undertaken during the check, and the strengths and difficulties questionnaire given to early childhood educators to fill out. Read more
- Information for the health sector on the B4 School Check, including what the check involves, its history, and resources to assist with the checks. Read more