Nurturing the Promise

Watch this 11-minute video to learn more about Head Start's comprehensive approach and key principles. Explore the importance of staff and parents working together to ensure children maximize their potential.

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles

This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Taking Care of Your Baby’s Oral Health

A baby’s teeth start coming in at about 6 to 10 months old and it’s important to take care of their teeth. Learn about what you can do to keep baby teeth healthy.