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(Savannah schools) Savannah Christian Preparatory School, PreK-12th grade college prep school

Tuesday, August 30th, 2022
Savannah schools

Schedule a tour of this private PK-12 college prep Christian school in Savannah 

School searching in Savannah?

Visit Savannah Christian Preparatory School, a an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

The best way to experience Savannah Christian Preparatory School is to visit during the school day—when students are going to and from classes, and the campus is alive with activity.

Schedule a tour online here.

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(Pooler schools) Preschool & Pre-K openings @ Savannah Adventist Christian School

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Preschool & Pre-K spots available @ Pooler school

Savannah Adventist Christian School Early Childhood Center in Pooler has a few spots available right now!

There are two-day, three-day, and five-day spots in Preschool and full-time spots in Pre-K.

Call to schedule a tour or start the application process here: https://www.sacssda.org/apply 

Children must be fully potty-trained and be at least three years old to start Preschool.

Children who are 4 on or before September 1 are eligible for Pre-K enrollment.

The school is at 50 Godley Way, Pooler, GA 31322.

Find more information here or call (912) 748-5977 or email info@sacssda.org

Savannah Adventist Christian School — which offers preschool starting at age 3 through 9th grade — is a small, private school with a family feel and Christian curriculum.

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Last call for tryouts for Crowned Elite Athletics All-Star Regional, Savannah

Monday, August 29th, 2022

Competitive Cheerleading in Savannah/Pooler

Is your child interested in trying out for Crowned Elite Athletics All-Star regional team, which gives athletes the opportunity to train, compete & win as All-Star Athletes @ Crowned Elite without the full commitment of an elite travel team.

Contact Crowned Elite Athletics in Savannah to schedule a time: 606-492-5419.

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Things to do in Savannah: Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Oatland Island Wildlife Center is there for you when you need an entertaining outdoor spot to take the kids.

Open seven days a week, 10AM-4PM every day except Thanksgiving Day, Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. You and your kids can basically hit these self-guided trails any day of the week to see more than 95 animals from 39 difference species on exhibit, including mammals, fish, invertebrates, birds and reptiles. 

Bring a picnic. Covered and uncovered picnic tables available for use near the Welcome Center, the dock and the Barnyard enclosure

How fortunate are we to have this resource in Savannah for our kids.

See SouthernMamas.com Ode to Oatland Reel here.

Upcoming Events in Fall 2022 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center

Toddler Tuesdays.

Click the theme to go to the registration form:

Sept. 20, 2022:  Dynamo Domino the Duck

Sept. 27, 2022:  Don’t go in the Alligator Hole!

Oct. 4, 2022:  We Love Wolves!

Oct. 11, 2022:  No Toddler Tuesday as we prepare for the Halloween Hike!

Oct. 18, 2022: Bats Eat Bugs​

Oct. 25 2022:  Halloween Party! Who has a sweet tooth?

Nov, 1, 2022:  Fox in Fall

Nov. 8, 2022:  Rocket to the Moon (Portable Planetarium Moon Program)

Nov. 15, 2022:  Big, Burly Bison​

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Bobcat Enrichment Saturday, Sept. 17 2022. 9:30-10:30AM. Cost:$20 per person, all ages. Must be at least 4 years old to attend. Get tickets here.

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Halloween Hike, Oct. 14 & 15. Details here.

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Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Rd, Savannah, GA 31410

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Tumbling & Gymnastics classes @ Summit Gymnastics, Savannah

Sunday, August 28th, 2022

Summit Gymnastics classes in Savannah start August 2022 for ages 3+

For more than a decade,  Summit Gymnastics in Savannah has produced top-quality gymnasts by providing a safe & productive work environment that enhances physical and mental well-being.

New Gymnastics & Tumbling classes start in September 2022. Classes offered for ages 3+.

Call 912-921-1034 or email summit.frontdesk@yahoo.com

Learn more about Summit Gymnastics in Savannah here.

Summit Gymnastics
74 W. Montgomery Crossroads
Savannah, Ga. 31406
(912)-921-1034

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(Speech Therapy, Savannah) The Speech Clinic on how hearing issues/ear infections affect children’s speech

Saturday, August 27th, 2022
Meet The Speech Clinic therapist
Ansley Sellers of Wilmington Island/Savannah

Speech Therapy in Savannah: Impact of Hearing Issues/Ear Infections

Do you have concerns about your child’s hearing? Do they have a history or ear infections?

Your child may not be hearing well if they are: not following directions well, often ask for repetition of what you said, respond slowly or don’t respond when spoken to, or having trouble paying attention.

Persistent ear infections can have major impacts on your child hearing due to fluid in the middle ear. Imagine if you were trying to hear something underwater- That is what it might sound like to your child. This can affect their acquisition of speech and language.

Once the ear infections are treated, the therapists at The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire can help assess and treat any speech/language delays.

To schedule an evaluation, please contact The Speech Clinic office: 912 712 3999

***CURRENTLY NO WAITLIST***

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2022 Fall festivals, Halloween happenings in Savannah & the Lowcountry

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Find 2022 Savannah-area fall festivals, Halloween happenings and pumpkin-spicy fun happening in Coastal Georgia & the SC Lowcountry here.

(Savannah schools) Calvary Day School

Thursday, August 25th, 2022

Calvary Day School, Savannah

See first-hand all of the amazing opportunities offered @ Calvary Day School in Savannah, a preK-12th private school.

Campus Tours

Individual campus tours are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year by appointment only. Please call the admissions department at (912) 351-0700 or email admissions@calvarydayschool.com to schedule your tour.  Scheduled assessment and shadow days will be on Wednesdays by appointment.

Calvary Day School
4625 Waters Ave, Savannah

Pre-K through 12th grade

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To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at www.calvarydayschool.com.

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Saturday storytime & free admission Sunday @ SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022

Saturday Storytime, first Saturday of each month, SCAD Museum of Art

Treat the little artist in your life to SCAD MOA Story Time at 11 AM on the first Saturday of each month. Enjoy exciting tales and fun activities as you learn about the work on view.

Story Time is programmed for children ages 3 and older.

For more information, contact Kristin Poitras, manager of museum visitation and programming, at kpoitras@scad.edu or 912.525.7145.

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Free Admission Second Sunday, Sun. Oct. 9 2022, SCAD Museum of Art

SCAD MOA welcomes the Savannah community to enjoy free admission on the second Sunday of every month. Residents of Savannah or any of its surrounding counties (Chatham, Bryan, Effingham, Liberty, Beaufort, and Jasper) are invited to visit free of charge.

Noon-5PM, Sun. Oct. 9 2022

Learn more here.

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SCAD Museum of Art
601 Turner Blvd.
Savannah, Georgia

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(Savannah youth drama classes) Disney’s 101 Dalmations kids acting classes & show @ SCT Pooler

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

New Disney’s 101 Dalmations classes, show in Pooler for 2nd-8th graders

A new Savannah Children’s Theatre Disney’s 101 Dalmatians class in Pooler starts Sept. 12 2022. 

This SCT Pooler class – open to 2nd-8th grade students – will meet Mondays 4:30-6:30PM with performances Jan. 6 and 8 2023.  The minimum age is 7 by Sept. 1, 2022.

The class and performance will be at Relentless Church, 505 Hwy 80 #C in Pooler.

Students will learn choreography, music and stage craft and at the end of the session they will perform in a full musical production of Disney’s 101 Dalmatians, complete with costumes, lights and mics. Performances will be on Jan. 6 & 8, 2023 at Relentless Church.  Extra classes will be held prior to the holiday break and the week leading up to performances. This is known as “tech week”. In addition to meeting Monday, students will meet an additional 2 extra days those weeks. Exact dates, times and additional information will be shared closer to the performance dates.

Register online here.

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Pete the Cat Musical @ Historic Savannah Theatre

Monday, August 22nd, 2022

Savannah Children’s Theatre presents Pete the Cat Musical @ Historic Savannah Theatre, Fall 2022

We can’t wait: Savannah Children’s Theatre will present Pete the Cat Musical @ the Historic Savannah Theatre this fall. This one-hour rockin’ musical is fun for the whole family.

Showtimes

Saturdays Sept. 17 & 24,  Oct. 1 & 8 2022 at 10AM

Sundays Sept. 18 & 25, Oct. 2 & 9 2022 at 3PM

Purchase tickets online here or call 912.233.7764

Musical is based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean.

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See SouthernMamas.com Pete the Cat reel here.

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Free Soccer Day for ages 2-8 with Soccer Shots Savannah

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Registration Open for Soccer Shots Fall 2022 Season For Ages 2-8

Enrollment for the Soccer Shots Fall Season is now open for children ages 2-8!

Soccer Shots is kicking off the season and they wan your child to join them on Soccer Island.

Visit Soccershots.org/savannah to learn more about this program! Or go straight to the enrollment page and sign up for a location near you that meets at a time that fits your schedule at savannah.soccershots.com.

Soccer Shots has locations all throughout Savannah, Wilmington Island, Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon and Bluffton!

Want to try the program and meet Soccer Shots’ awesome coaches before you enroll? Come to a free soccer day at Forsyth Park on September 10 2022 for all children ages 2-8. You must preregister for this free event. Visit savannah.soccershots.com and search by the keyword “free” to be directed to the registration page.

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Playgrounds & parks to visit in Bluffton SC

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Next time you go to The Sandbox @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton, check out one (or all) of these Bluffton playgrounds or parks

Oscar Frazier Playground in Bluffton SC

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Bluffton SC — about a 45 minute drive from Savannah — is teeming with playgrounds and parks that y’all need to check out if you haven’t already.

Next time you go to The Sandbox @ Tanger 2 Outlets in Bluffton or head to the beach at Hilton Head Is., stop by one (or all) of these playgrounds or parks to enjoy new playground equipment, artificial turf, free parking. Maybe even plan your visit on a day the Bluffton Branch Library offers storytime.

(Grab food at some of these favorites: Alljoy Donut Co.; Squat & Gobble; Nectar Family Kitchen; Cahill’s Market ; Mi Terra Authentic Mexican Restaurant. )

For a better look, see the SouthernMamas.com Reel featuring these Bluffton playgrounds and parks here.

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Oscar Frazier Playground

Bring your little train lovers. There’s a train shaped-climbing equipment & more. Restrooms, walking path, covered picnic area, swings, outdoor exercise area and dog-park.

DuBois Playground

This is a favorite! Sweet ship-shaped climbing equipment, swings, restrooms. Within walking distance to restaurants in Bluffton’s downtown. Next to this playground is Martin Family Park which offers a grassy field for play, wooden chairs, picnic tables and more restrooms.

Bluffton Branch Library

In front of the library is a grassy field. Walk along by the panels which tell the story of the fiddler crabs of Calhoun Street.

Wright Park

Oh the views of May River! There’s no playground equipment but instead there’s a boardwalk to May River as well as a grassy field and solitary swing that overlooks the marsh and river. Get ready to swoon over the loveliness of historic The Church of the Cross right across Calhoun Street.

Buckhalter Place Playground

Smack in the middle of shops and restaurants including a Kroger, this park has an open lawn, benches, fenced playground, Veteran’s Memorial.

DuBois Park Playground

Imagination Morning on Sat. Sept. 10 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Imagination Morning @ 10AM Sat. Sept. 10 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

On Sat. Sept 10 2022 @ 10AM, join the Savannah Cultural Arts Center for a reading of “Mikey’s Marvelous Mummy Wraps,” with author Tony Dye!

A young mummy discovers that when he dares to see things differently, his life changes forever! Author Tony Dye will read his story of surprise and adventure, followed by mummy movement and a colorful art activity with one of our teaching artists!

Imagination Mornings are engaging mornings of crafts, stories, and movement that take place inside the Savannah Cultural Arts Center! They are geared toward children up to 7 years old.

Space is limited, register as a family unit to reserve your spot. $5/per family. A parent/guardian must be present with their children at all times.

Please register online here by noon the Friday before the event on Sat. Sept. 10, at 10AM.

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(Savannah Halloween, Fall Festivals 2022) Marsh Monster Masquerade

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Trunk or treat, dog costume contest, mask-decorating contests @ Skidaway Island State Park, Savannah

Monsters of all ages are invited to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah on Sat. Oct. 29 2022, 11AM-6PM for Marsh Monster Masquerade, featuring a spooky mask decorating contest for children and adults, children’s pumpkin decorating, a dog costume contest, fair-style games, prizes, and more.

Trunk-or-treat from 4-6PM will cap off the evening. Don your costume and bring the whole family to enjoy the marsh views, plenty of Halloween candy, and a haunting good time in the park!

Admission: $5 per vehicle.

Schedule:

11AM Open
1PM Dog Costume Contest
2PM Spooky Mask Decorating Contest (children)
3PM Spooky Mask Decorating Contest (adults)
4-6PM Trunk or Treat
6PM Close.

If you would like to sign up to give out candy for the Trunk-or-Treat, please call the visitor center at 912-598-2300.

Food truck vendors are invited to apply for the day. If interested, please email skidaway.park@dnr.ga.gov or call the visitor center at 912-598-2300 for a registration form.

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(Savannah Fall Fun 2022) Trick or Trot 5K/10K

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Sunrise Rotary Club’s Trick or Trot 5K/10K is Sat. Oct. 22 @ Islands YMCA

Get your ready for Sunrise Rotary Club’s Trick or Trot 5K/10K.

This event raises funds for local charities and the Georgia Rotary Scholarship Program.

Sat. Oct. 22 2022 at 8AM at the Islands YMCA – 66 Johnny Mercer Blvd. – Whitemarsh Island.

Costumes are welcome.

Register online here.

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Find low-cost new & gently-used items @ Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Popular Annual Junior League of Savannah Thrift Sale returns Sat. Nov. 5 in new location

The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) will host its highly anticipated annual Thrift Sale in Savannah on Sat. Nov. 5 2022, in a brand-new location. The Thrift Sale will take place at the 40 Volume Salon warehouse, in the 800 block of E. 70th St. in Savannah.

The Thrift Sale has been a fundraiser for the Junior League of Savannah since 1947. The money raised will support programming with their 2022-2023 community partner, Park Place Outreach; annual community assistance grants and high school senior scholarships; done-in-a-day projects; and leadership training for members.

Thrift Sale Day
Sat. Nov. 5 2022, 9AM-4PM

Shop the best deals on new and gently used children’s clothing, toys, furniture, housewares, boutique items, holiday decor and so much more.

Tickets for Thrift Sale are $5 and can be purchased in advance online at jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale or at the door. Starting at 2PM, free admission and special deals will be offered.

Free parking will be available near the event. The Chatham Area Transit (CAT) also provides transportation to 40 Volume Salon with a bus stop conveniently located on E. Derenne and Frederick St. For route information and schedules, visit the CAT website at catchacat.org.

For more information about the Junior League of Savannah’s Thrift Sale, visit jrleaguesav.org/thrift-sale.

Sparkling Queens House Cleaning Service in Savannah/Richmond Hill offers kitchen-bathroom package

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

Kitchen & Bathroom Cleaning Package with Sparkling Queens

It is only $139 to have Sparkling Queens Cleaning deep clean your kitchen which includes:

  • wiping down cabinet exteriors
  • cleaning exterior of appliances (interior can be added)
  • cleaning and sanitizing your sink
  • wiping windowsills and blinds
  • sanitizing toilets
  • cleaning tub/shower
  • Sweeping/vacuuming and mopping with a traditional mop and bucket!

You can add an additional full bathroom to this package for $50 or a half bath for $25!

Sparkling Queens Cleaning is a family-owned house-cleaning business based in Richmond Hill and services Richmond Hill, Savannah, Pooler, Hinesville, Fort Stewart and surrounding areas.

 Book a cleaning or call 912.417.9677

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Discount code for Friends of Georgia State Parks membership

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022

Fall discount code for Friends of Georgia State Parks membership.

SouthernMamas.com readers can receive a 15 percent discount on Friends of Georgia State Parks membership levels.  Use the code southernmama to get your discount. 

Get your discount here. 

Georgia has nearly 50 state parks, each with different attributes. Think mountains, canyons, lakes, waterfalls, gorges, swamps, and more. We want to make it easier for you to go to enjoy hiking trails, biking, boating, camping, disc golf, fishing, golfing, paddling, and leaf-peeping.

Get your discount here. 

A Few of the Many State Park Events @ Nearby Parks include:

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Skidaway Island State ParkSavannah

Archery, Sept. 17

Sat. Sept. 17 2022, 10-11AM and 2-3PM. Learn the basics of archery and test your skills on our archery range. This program will cover basic safety and technique. Equipment will be provided. $10 per person. Participants must be at least 10 years old. Please call the Visitors Center to sign up:  912-598-2300.Please arrive 10 minutes ahead to go to the Visitors Center first.

Marsh Monster Masquerade, Oct. 29

Monsters of all ages are invited to Skidaway Island State Park in Savannah on Sat. Oct. 29 2022, 11AM-6PM for Marsh Monster Masquerade, featuring a spooky mask decorating contest for children and adults, children’s pumpkin decorating, a dog costume contest, fair-style games, prizes, and more. Details here.

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Fort McAllister State Park, Richmond Hill

Candle Lantern Tour, Oct. 22

Pre-registration opens Sept. 15 2022 for the popular annual Candle Lantern Tour @ Fort McAllister State Park on Oct. 22 2022. Details here.

(Savannah preschools) Pre-K spots available @ Advanced Academics Academy, Pooler

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Pre-K spots available for 2022-23 @ Advanced Academics Academy, Pooler

Advanced Academics Academy in Pooler offers small classes, hands-on learning, a customized curriculum with certified educators for PreK-7th grade.  

Advanced Academics Academy – a private, micro school – is now enrolling for the 2022-23 school year. Spots opened up in pre-K at the start of this school year. Students must be potty-trained and ready for school.

Advanced Academics offers: ability-based learning, cross-curricular projects, gifted certified educators & more.

Class size is limited for a great experience. 

Register today here.

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Kids’ Nuvo Toot flute classes @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Toot Your Flute classes for ages 5-9 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center

Take a dive into the world of music with the Nuvo Toot!

This colorful and easy to manage instrument provides an excellent opportunity to start learning how to play the flute.  In the 6-week class, students ages 5 to 9 years will learn how to play the Nuvo Toot, read their first few notes, perform several songs together in a fun group setting.

( Nuvo Toot a precursor to the flute)

Mondays, 4:30-5:15PM starting Aug 29 2022 @ Savannah Cultural Arts Center.

Register for the class online here.

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(Savannah fall fun 2022) Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Poppell Farms pumpkin patch, maze, hayrides, farm activities

Our favorite fall farm destination – Poppell Farms – opens for the 2022 Fall season, weekends Oct. 1-Oct. 30 2022. 

Poppell Family Farms pumpkin patch, 10-acre maze, hayrides, farm fun, giant outdoor jumping pillows, barnyard & farm games & activities are open every Saturday & Sunday Oct. 1-Oct. 30 2022.

We can’t wait.

SATURDAY Daytime Farm
Open 10AM-5PM Saturdays in October
Maze, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, 20+ Attractions
$16.95 (ages 4+) No group rates
Must be in line for the hayride by 4PM

SUNDAY Daytime Farm
Open Noon-5PM Sundays in October
Maze, Hayride to Pumpkin Patch, 20+ Attractions
$16.95 (ages 4+)
Must be in line for the hayride by 4PM

Learn more here. 

Poppell Farms, email  here, (912) 586-2215, 1765 Hyma Poppell Loop, Odum, 31555 . On Facebook here. Poppell Farms is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

(Speech Therapy, Savannah) Help with Articulation

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022

Speech Therapy in Savannah: Help with Articulation

Is it difficult to understand your child’s speech? Are there certain sounds that your child struggle with?

The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire can help! They can complete a full articulation evaluation, assessing each speech sound, and the results will help determine if therapy is needed. The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire therapists are equipped with strategies to work on any erred speech sound.

To schedule an evaluation, please contact The Speech Clinic of the Coastal Empire office: 912 712 3999

***CURRENTLY NO WAITLIST***

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SouthCoast Health on when your child should have an eye exam

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022
Savannah eye doctors

Eyes Exams for Children in Savannah

Does your child need an eye exam, and if so, when should they have one? Here’s everything parents should know about eye care for children.

SouthCoast Health provides info here on everything parents should know about eye care for children.

Eye care experts from the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend that children receive their first screening at birth, and then again at six months to check that their eyes are developing normally. Thereafter, it’s a good idea to bring your child for an exam annually.

 “Eye exams are more than just a way to determine whether your child may need glasses,” says SouthCoast Health optometrist, Edward D. Sammons, O.D (pictured) in Savannah. “They’re also a form of ongoing, preventive care.” 

Learn about vision screenings at schools and what to expect at pediatric eye exams here.

If you have a six years old or older child due for an eye exam, schedule an appointment with one of SouthCoast Health’s eye care providers by calling 912-691-3600. SouthCoast Health offers comprehensive care for patients of all ages, including eye care for children and adults. See SouthCoast Health’s full list of primary care and specialty services online.

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