Active Supervision for Child Safety

Explore ways to use active supervision with a systematic approach. Learn how to put this approach to work to create a safe, positive learning environment for all children.

Keep Children Safe Using Active Supervision

Children learn best when they are in safe, well-supervised environments. Head Start staff can reduce the possibility of a child getting hurt when they closely observe children and respond when needed. When programs think systematically about child supervision they create safe, positive learning environments for all children.

Active Supervision

All Head Start educators are responsible for making sure that no child is left unsupervised. Active supervision is a strategy that works. It can be used in classrooms, family child care, playgrounds, and buses. It can also be shared with families as a tool to use at home. This fact sheet explains what active supervision is and how to use it in your program.

Child Passenger Safety

Head Start transportation teams have an important job. Each day, safe and reliable transportation services can be a child’s first interaction with Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Not only do transportation teams have to ensure that buses are safe and routes run on time, they also must supervise children. This webinar may help transportation teams identify strategies for meeting some of the many challenges they experience every day.

Active Supervision FAQs

Review the questions and answers below to find information related to active supervision in early care and education settings.

Keeping Babies Safe: Active Supervision for Infants & Toddlers

Review strategies and materials specific to active supervision for infants and very young children. The 30-minute webinar includes a question and answer (Q&A) session. It is moderated by Angie Godfrey from the Office of Head Start and Laura Annunziata from the Early Head Start National Resource Center.