Infants and toddlers learn best in environments with caring and responsive adults, where they feel safe and free to explore and learn. Find ways to create an engaging environment for infants and toddlers.
Explore the resources on this page to learn how to begin or expand services for children and families through an Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership.
Use the resources on this page to strengthen infant and toddler teaching practices
Learn how to explore difficult topics with and engage families that are reluctant to participate in activities. Also, find out how to respond to crisis situations that may occur during home visits.
Read a two-part paper about why and how to individualize care. Learn how to meet the interests, abilities, and needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.
In this webinar, explore how children’s back-and-forth interactions during everyday experiences and routines build the brain. Also, find out how these interactions can set the stage for a lifetime of learning.
Responsive Caregiving as an Effective Practice to Support Children's Social and Emotional Development
Explore the importance of early relationships in a child’s life and research-based teaching strategies that support them.
Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (Baby FACES) is a longitudinal study of Early Head Start programs around the country. Baby FACES describes the characteristics, well-being, and development of children and families at the beginning of the program year. A national portrait of the population Early Head Start serves provides information to consider when assessing needs and setting national goals for the program.
These episodes focus on implementing curriculum in a responsive infant or toddler learning environment.
Tummy Time is a simple position with enormous benefits! Home visitors have a unique opportunity to partner with families and help them understand the importance of tummy time and how to add it to their routine.