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. 

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.

Resetting for the Coming Year

In this vlog, Dr. B encourages Head Start leaders to motivate their staff during the summer. She highlights program priorities to consider and asks grantees to share in-service ideas on Twitter using #HSmotivators.

Preventing Child Maltreatment

Child maltreatment can happen in any setting. Head Start programs need leadership, support for staff, and training to make sure children are safe from harm while in our care.

Tips for Families: You Are a Leader

In this tip sheet, learn ways parents can advocate for their children and their communities. Explore how parenting skills have a lot in common with effective leadership skills.