Assess his physical, social, and cognitive development.
Help advise you about kindergarten readiness.
Ensure that he is eating well and getting enough exercise and sleep.
Height and weight
Hearing (with an audiometer)
Vision (usually with a chart of pictures)
Heart and lungs
Ears, nose, and mouth
Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (DTP)*
Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR)*
In some areas, a vaccination against hepatitis A, a tuberculin skin test, or both.
A vaccination against chicken pox, if your child hasn't had the shot or the disease.
Yearly shots to prevent flu (for children with certain health problems, such as asthma).
Drawing of blood from the arm or a pricked finger to check for lead poisoning, high cholesterol, and anemia
* Can be given at ages 4 to 6.