Ask the Expert Series

The Ask the Expert Series is a pre-recorded discussion with an expert from a health-related field on a specific health or safety topic.  Each topic in this series includes an informational video and resources that you can download to learn ways to improve the health services your program provides.

Training and Professional Development

Learn how to develop training and professional development programs that build staff capacity and support the continuous improvement of services to children and families.

Education Manager Series

The Education Manager Series is a collection of professional development webinars for Head Start and Early Head Start leaders who support teachers, home visitors, coaches, and other education staff. 

Using the ELOF to Inform Professional Development

Discover how to use the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework (ELOF) tools to plan professional development. Find ways to help staff in supporting children’s development and learning in the ELOF domains.

Health Manager Network Tools

Health managers can use these tools when engaging their health manager networks. Find materials discussing the benefits of these networks, as well as other resources to use in your daily work.

Head Start Health Services Competencies

These tools, for new and experienced staff, address science-informed practices for early childhood health staff. Each is indicative of an attitude, knowledge, or skill. Use this for professional development.

Child Care Health Consultants

Child care health consultants are health professionals who know about child health, child development, and health and safety in child care settings.

Pre-service Training/Orientation

Before or during the first three months of employment, training and orientation should detail health and safety issues for early care and education settings. All directors or program administrators and caregivers/teachers should document receipt of training.