Office of Head Start Blog

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Head Start Takes a Stand Against Opioids

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Find out how the Office of Head Start is addressing the opioid crisis and other substance use disorders. In this video, Dr. B discusses how Head Start programs can support children who are affected by substance use.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Gardening to Enhance Early Childhood and Help Children Grow

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Explore this blog on how being outdoors helps children engage in imaginative play and physical activity. Find resources on the benefits of gardening and nature-based spaces for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

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Improving Access to Child Care for Working Families

By Lynn Johnson

Discover how the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is making strides to improve working families' access to quality child care.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Bring a Principal to Your Head Start Program

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Fall is here! Dr. B encourages Head Start site leaders to invite receiving school principals to their programs for the October "Bring a Principal to Head Start" celebration.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Starting the Program Year Strong

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

School has begun! Dr. B taps the new-year energy to encourage discovery of new resources and engagement in successful K–12 collaborative efforts.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Back to School

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

In this vlog, Dr. B shares her personal and professional philosophy on teaching: Achievement, Respect, Freedom, and Fun (ARFF).

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Resetting for the Coming Year

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

In this vlog, Dr. B encourages Head Start leaders to motivate their staff during the summer. She highlights program priorities to consider and asks grantees to share in-service ideas on Twitter using #HSmotivators.

Dr. Deborah Bergeron

Get on Twitter!

By Dr. Deborah Bergeron

In her May vlog, Dr. B shares Home at Head Start updates and highlights how local early childhood education systems can collaborate. She also encourages Head Start programs and staff to join her on Twitter.