Healthy Active Living

Review this collection of resources and learn how to promote healthy active living among staff and families.

Let's Talk About Music

Through music, children experience and explore concepts that help them with building capacities that range from social-emotional expression to physical development. Caregivers, parents, families and others who engage with very young children will learn the importance of adapting songs to fit the age and development of the children in their care. This podcast features interviews and resources drawn from the Office of Head Start’s Little Voices for Healthy Choices Initiative.

Making the Link Between Health and School Readiness

Program leaders can use this online tool to design school readiness goals that integrate meaningful health strategies. Program leaders can also use it to identify the link between their school readiness goals and health service plans. Health promotion, prevention, and access to treatment can help achieve those goals.

Healthy Children Are Ready to Learn

Health connects to school readiness long before a child enters school. Healthy development continues to support learning throughout childhood and later life. "Health in the earliest years—actually beginning with the future mother's health before she becomes pregnant—lays the groundwork for a lifetime of well-being…"

Refugee Families

Find information on resettlement areas in the U.S. Resources on family well-being, health and safety, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, guidance and discipline, and family engagement in early care and education are also included in these materials. Programs serving refugee families, newly arrived immigrant families, and others may use these resources with parents to help ease their transition to a new country.Find information on resettlement areas in the U.S. Resources on family well-being, health and safety, healthy brain development, early learning and school readiness, guidance and discipline, and family engagement in early care and education are also included in these materials. Programs serving refugee families, newly arrived immigrant families, and others may use these resources with parents to help ease their transition to a new country.