Learn how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can eliminate preschool suspension and expulsion.
Explore how community water fluoridation is key to preventing tooth decay. Learn how Head Start staff can help parents choose fluoridated tap water for their family.
Learn ways to promote a culture of wellness for young children and the adults who care for them.
Explore strategies for staff to support the well-being of the families they serve by reducing stress and promoting social emotional development for infants and toddlers.
Discover how anesthesia and sedation are used for oral health care. Learn questions parents can ask if anesthesia or sedation is recommended to treat their child’s tooth decay.
Explore this observation tool for home visiting staff. Learn how to look for responsive feeding environments and parent and child behaviors that promote responsive feeding in the home.
Discover five ways primary (baby) teeth are key to a child’s growth and development. Learn why untreated tooth decay in primary teeth matters.
Learn how child care health consultants play a key role in helping staff ensure indoor and outdoor environments are safe for children’s learning and exploration.
In these Head Start Heals resources, explore resilience and recovery. Find ways to effectively work with mental health consultants, address challenging behaviors, and have difficult conversations with families.
In this section, learn about trauma-informed practices and strategies to help foster healing for children and families affected by trauma and substance use disorders