Brush Up on Oral Health: June 2018

This issue of Brush Up on Oral Health offers tips Head Start staff can share with parents about using a pacifier safely and weaning their child from a pacifier.

Supporting Children's Early Brain Development

In this webinar, explore how children’s back-and-forth interactions during everyday experiences and routines build the brain. Also, find out how these interactions can set the stage for a lifetime of learning.

Infant and Toddler Caregivers

For infants and toddlers, school readiness refers to their developing capacity to self-regulate, demonstrate curiosity, communicate effectively, and develop close, secure relationships. Good health and proper nutrition support this developing capacity. This happens within the context of nurturing, culturally responsive relationships with parents, caregivers, extended family, and community.

News You Can Use: Early Experiences Build the Brain

Explore in this News You Can Use how the connections within the brain are created and made strong, the negative impact of chronic stress at an early age, and how caring adults can help even in difficult situations.