Learn how timely vision screening is an important step in early detection of any possible vision problems.
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. EPSDT has two purposes: to assure health care resources are available and accessible, and to help Medicaid recipients and their caregivers use these resources. Health care professionals who work with children in Head Start, child care organizations, and clinics may access their state's EPSDT schedule to ensure children's health needs are met.
Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. The most important step adults can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs. View this webinar to understand the importance of screening and testing children exposed to lead. Find out how to prevent children’s exposure to lead both at home and in the program. Also, learn screening and prevention strategies to implement in your program.
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.
This webinar will familiarize staff with resources and information needed to implement an evidence-based vision screening program.
This health and safety screener will help organizations identify where they need to make changes and build capacity in order to ensure children are healthy and safe while in their care.
Learn the facts about lead poisoning in children. Find information on lead testing, the effects of lead on children and how to prevent lead exposure.
Learn about the importance of newborn hearing screening and how to support families in finding the help their child needs to communicate and learn.
Learn about culturally and linguistically responsive screening of infants and toddlers and how to use this baseline data to identify concerns, plan and individualize.
Uncorrected vision problems can affect a child’s development and school readiness. Learn about evidence-based tools that Head Start and Early Head Start programs can use to screen children’s vision. Also, find free resources that support follow-up care for families.