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 programs 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.
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.
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.
Learn more about using active supervision and attention management strategies on Head Start buses.
Review the questions and answers below to find information related to active supervision in early care and education settings.
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.
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.
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.