Learn about the “why,” “what,” and “how” of individualizing care for infants and toddlers. Find related Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS), additional resources, and reflection questions to use with staff and other program leaders.
In these episodes, find effective teaching practices for infants and toddlers. Learn how these practices can support infant and toddler development and learning related to the ELOF domains.
Explore ways to support STEAM learning for infants and toddlers. In each episode, find an overview of the STEM component and tips for using art to help children explore concepts and skills.
Happy birthday, Early Head Start! The Office of Head Start is celebrating 25 years of providing family-centered services to pregnant women, infants, and toddlers through the Early Head Start program.
Learn about benefits of outdoor time for infants and toddlers. Find suggestions for creating outdoor play spaces, safety considerations, and strategies and policies to support quality infant-toddler programming.
Learn about ways to observe infants and toddlers—a key part of the ongoing child assessment cycle. Explore strategies to support this important component of quality infant and toddler care.
Use this resource to support staff as they help infants and toddlers develop the characteristics and skills they will need for later success in school and life.
Selecting a type of feeding chair depends on the program option and children's ages and stages. This tip sheet guides decisions about which feeding chairs to use and how to use them appropriately.
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.