Childhood Development

What is Watch Me Grow?

Watch Me Grow is Virginia Premier’s preventive health program which supports your child as they go through different stages of growth and development. We will remind you when your child need shots and well check-ups with the doctor during a specific time frame throughout the year.

Download a copy of: 

American Academy of Pediatrics Preventive Health Care Schedule

Click here to view the American Academy of Pediatrics Periodicity Schedule which identifies the timeline for preventative health screenings and exams.

What happens to my child at a well check-up with the doctor?

Your child will get a physical exam, developmental assessment and shots (immunizations). Your doctor will also discuss with you your child’s hearing, vision and oral health needs. It is important to get these visits on time to make sure your child is healthy and to detect or prevent any health problems. As part of the check-ups at 12 and 24 months, your child should have a lead blood test. Lead can hurt your child’s normal brain development and cause many problems.

Learn more about why you should say no to lead! Lead Screening Poster

What does the Watch Me Grow program include?

We will remind you by phone or mail to get your child’s age appropriate shots and well check-ups.

Where can I find age appropriate immunization/shot schedules for my child?

How do I enroll?