The Head Start Heals podcast series features experts in the field discussing how to support children and families who are facing a variety of adverse experiences or events.
This series focuses on a variety of topics technical assistance providers can use during social distancing and challenging times.
Share this tip sheet with families to support the use of schedules and routines at home with their children. Learn why schedules are important for children's development.
Explore key concepts about self-regulation development and intervention for infants and toddlers and preschool-aged children. Learn about strategies to promote self-regulation for these age groups.
Helping young children learn to manage their emotions and behavior requires training and support. Learn how to help staff understand and address children's behaviors and create supportive learning environments.
Learn how trauma impacts children’s behavior and social and emotional well-being. Find tools to help teachers manage their own reactions. Explore ways programs can support children and families impacted by trauma.
In this tip sheet, find strategies to support children's healthy social and emotional development and prevent or reduce behaviors that could negatively affect their development. Explore relevant standards and resources.
Use this resource to support staff as they help infants and toddlers develop the characteristics and skills they will need for later success in school and life.
Use this resource to help build parent and staff capacity in using books and stories for helping young children learn, manage strong emotions, deal with feelings of grief, or work on their social skills.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs are increasingly involved in efforts to assist adult family members in gaining parenting skills that can both promote positive social-emotional development and prevent challenging behaviors. In recent years, a number of formal parenting curricula have been developed and researched. We have identified five such programs with promising effects.