What Happens in Each School?
School social workers (SSW) meet with LevelUp Kids’ staff to determine their annual availability.
Notification is sent to all families in each school that our dental and vision teams are coming soon
SSWs identify families who qualify and help them complete the required paperwork.
We offer a paperless online registration process.
Online and paper forms are also offered in multiple languages.
SSWs partner with our staff to create the students’ appointment schedule, notify teachers, and coordinate the arrival and departure of students.
How Miles of Smiles Operates
Portable equipment and supplies are stored in special suitcases.
Our van transports our team and equipment to each school.
Schools provide a room for the dental equipment and staff to use for approximately two-to-three weeks.
We use schools’ electricity while providing our own water source.
how icare4kids operates
Students leave class for approximately 15 minutes and visit the nurse’s office for a vision screening with the “Spot.”
Screening results are printed and sent home with the student.
Our staff and school nurse determine which children need a comprehensive eye exam, based on screening results.
Children who meet our income guidelines are scheduled for eye exams to be completed in our mobile unit.
Children in need of glasses are provided with two pair of eyeglasses within three weeks of their eye exam.