News You Can Use: Developmentally Appropriate Practice
In this podcast, Early Head Start families share how home visiting has impacted them. The families describe the ways that home visitors work to nurture parent-child relationships.
Watch this video and explore the importance of a home-based curriculum that promotes the parent’s role as teacher.
Explore the OpenDoors resource, an interactive tool designed for the home-based option. It can help home visitors meet the requirements of the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
Feeding practices for infants and young children can vary greatly and are deeply rooted in relationships. This podcast suggests that a child’s need for nourishment should be supported in an individualized way, respecting family and community foodways.
As they develop, babies and toddlers are learning about how others feel. Empathy is an important part of self-awareness, and an important social skill. This podcast offers information and tips on teaching empathy and helping children understand the impact of their actions.
Motor skill development and movement experiences for infants and very young children are supported through individualized experiences with the people who surround them. Caregivers, parents, families, and others who engage with very young children can work together to promote daily opportunities for movement and active play. This podcast features interviews and resources drawn from the Office of Head Start’s Little Voices for Healthy Choices Initiative.
The work that Early, Migrant and Seasonal, and American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start programs do with children from birth to 5 years of age, their families, and communities is intended to be imbedded in a context of strong relationships and intentional, individualized, responsive interactions. This podcast, which opens the Caring Connections podcast series, highlights the importance of the adult-child relationship and interactions as the base for all work in Early, Migrant and Seasonal, and AIAN Head Start programs.
Supporting transitions can have positive effects on children and families, and collaboration is key to effective transition. Each brief in this series focuses on a different partnership level: the child and family, early educators, early care and education (ECE) programs, and ECE partners.
Welcome to the Office of Head Start (OHS) Caring Connections podcasts. These podcasts are designed to offer you important tidbits of information that focus on topics relevant to your work with infants, toddlers, and their families.