Supporting Native Indian Preschoolers and Their Families

Community partners work effectively with preschools to design after-school events that incorporate storytelling and other Native Indian customs. These family-focused events are foundational to enhancing learning and building family resources to support the achievement of Native American children. This article presents effective strategies and the benefits that result from focusing on building family, school, and community relationships.

Choose and Use Guide for Finding Social-Emotional Programs for Parents

Head Start and Early Head Start programs are increasingly involved in efforts to assist adult family members in gaining parenting skills that can both promote positive social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors. In recent years, a number of formal parenting curricula have been developed and researched. We have identified five such programs with promising effects.

Session 5: Making It Happen for Families

This session is designed to help participants consider issues that arise when including infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in early care and education programs and to practice the "Cause to Pause" activity for identifying issues in inclusive settings.

Strengthening Partnerships to Support Babies with Special Needs

View this short animated video to find out about a family’s experience when they learn that their child has a special need. Explore how staff can support and partner with families through this experience. Use this training tool to enable staff sensitivity around this topic.

Taking Care of Your Oral Health When You Are Pregnant

It is important for pregnant women to take care of their oral health. Practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and getting oral health care help keep a woman’s mouth and teeth healthy during pregnancy.

Giving Your Child Healthy Snacks

Giving children healthy meals and a variety of healthy snacks at scheduled times during the day is important to keep children healthy. Get tips for healthy snacks to give children.

A Healthy Baby Begins with You

The "A Healthy Baby Begins with You" campaign works to reduce infant deaths among African-American babies. Learn tips on how African American women may stay healthy before, during, and after their pregnancy.

Oral Health Resources for Families

These resource materials can help families learn about oral health for pregnant women, infants and young children. Topics include dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety and emergency first aid.