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.
Review this series of questions to assess how well your management systems ensure active supervision and child safety.
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 program staff think systematically about child supervision, they create safe, positive learning environments for all children.
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.
Early childhood programs keep children safe when their facilities, materials, and equipment are hazard-free and staff use safety practices, such as active supervision. Find resources to reduce childhood injuries.
Learn more about using active supervision and attention management strategies on Head Start buses.
Explore the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) in-service suites through the lens of active supervision! Join Jamie Sheehan from the Office of Head Start and Kristin Ainslee, host of NCQTL's Teacher Time, for a 45-minute webinar. It also includes a question and answer session.
Watch this webinar from the National Center on Health to explore the six active supervision strategies. Find out how they can transform child supervision in your Head Start or Early Head Start program. This webinar will provide staff with tips that can be used in classrooms, on playgrounds, and in family child care homes.
Head Start staff are encouraged to watch this webinar about the importance of active supervision. It was part of a week of interactive webinars and online discussion around keeping children safe. Discover practical active supervision strategies for use in the classroom and at home.
Share this webinar with managers to help them become better systems thinkers, deepen their understanding of how systems support safety, and use the Active Supervision Toolkit to support agency wide safety practices.