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.

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…"

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.