Head Start Health Services Competencies Modules

Use these tools to develop and strengthen the attitudes, knowledge, and skills health services staff need to effectively support the health, safety, and wellness of young children and their families. 

Oral Health, Overall Health, and Learning

Explore this tip sheet to learn about oral health’s role in overall health and learning. Discover the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to oral health and your state dental periodicity schedule.

Principles of Health and Wellness

Program leaders and staff who understand the general principles of health and wellness practices provide effective health services. Explore ways programs promote the health of children, families, and staff.

CFOC Basics: Program Review Tool

Review the minimum health and safety standards for child care settings outside of the home. This tool covers eight content areas from Caring for Our Children Basics and can strengthen health and safety practices.