Children learn through play every single day. Watch these videos to find out what — and how — children learn as they play.
This series focuses on a variety of topics technical assistance providers can use during social distancing and challenging times.
These handouts help families learn more about milestone development and what to expect in a Head Start Program for each age group. They also include information about forming partnerships with their physicians.
Explore this module to learn about children's brain building and development. It includes the following topics: Brain Building Basics, the Brain and Learning, and Stress and the Brain.
Explore effective teaching practices for preschoolers. Find out how these practices can support preschoolers' development and learning related to the ELOF domains.
In this Teacher Time season, learn about effective teaching practices to support children's development and learning in the ELOF domains. Each webisode focuses on one domain and selected sub-domains.
In these episodes, find effective teaching practices for infants and toddlers. Learn how these practices can support infant and toddler development and learning related to the ELOF domains.
This series of briefs provides an accessible and usable overview of research on topics related to early learning and child development. They also include resources for families.
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.
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.