Math is everywhere—from your home to the grocery store to the outdoors. Learn how to support children’s math learning during the activities and routines they already do every day.
Messy play is the open-ended exploration of materials and their properties. Learn ways to manage the mess as children learn foundational cognitive principles and exercise motor, language, and social skills.
Learn about three elements that bridge continuity of care in Early Head Start programs. Review strategies that build on continuity of care and support children and families through early transitions.
From an early age, the arts can help children communicate and connect. Discover how arts experiences support young children's development across the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains.
Review this tip sheet to learn why age 1 dental visits are key to a child's healthy development. Find ways to explain to parents what happens during the dental visit.
Use this tip sheet to understand the purpose, timing, and goals of the required newborn visit. Early Head Start staff will also find strategies for making the most of the visit.
Use these posters to support families with toddlers. Share these tips for how parents can to help them support toddlers' social and emotional development.
Use these posters to support families with infants. Share tips for how parents can support infants' social and emotional development.
Baby teeth start coming in at about 6 to 10 months old, and can sometimes hurt. Get tips for simple ways to help prevent or reduce teething pain.
The purpose of screening is to identify infants and toddlers who should be referred for evaluation for possible developmental, health, or sensory concerns. The Performance Standards do not require that a specific screening instrument or strategy be used. Rather, they require grantees to perform or obtain linguistically, culturally, and age-appropriate screening procedures.