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.
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.
Screening for potential developmental delays in children allows for early treatment and supportive services. On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, Head Start educators and families will find a number of resources on developmental screening tools.
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.
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.