TCCH and Lego to promote Prescription for Play

news release

Treasure Coast Community Health is partnering with the Lego® Foundation Prescription for Play program, promoting development in children age 18 – 36 months.

During TCCH well-child visits, each child receives a free bag of six DUPLO® bricks to build a duck. Parents are encouraged to let their child build the duck, whatever it may look like, and then engage with the child. The overall goal is to help children develop emotional, cognitive, creative, social and physical skills.

TCCH board-certified pediatrician Dr. Souffrant explains that time spent together in the early stages of childhood is very beneficial for both parents and children in developing and nurturing a healthy relationship between parents and children. She continues, “Playing together helps parents learn and understand what their child is interested in and how they learn, along with helping children develop their social, motor and cognitive skills.”

TCCH client Rosalinda spends as much time with her daughter Hazel as possible because time goes fast, “I help her little by little each day so she is prepared before she goes to school.” Kindergarten readiness is a measure of success in high school, dropout rates, substance abuse, employment and overall health. According to the Indian River County Needs Assessment report, only 54% of children are prepared for kindergarten.

Joining forces with Lego is a simple way TCCH can help ensure a lifetime of good health for children.

About TCCH

TCCH is a nonprofit, providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to more than 26,000 insured, underinsured and uninsured patients. TCCH, Indian River County’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, has eight locations providing medical, vision, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. TCCH offers a sliding fee discount based on household income and family size. For more information, visit tcchinc.org or call 772-257-8224. 

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