Programs should have a process in place for age-appropriate developmental and behavioral screenings for all children at the beginning of a child's enrollment in the program, at least yearly thereafter, and as developmental concerns become apparent to staff and/or parents/guardians. Providers may choose to conduct screenings, themselves; partner with a local agency/health care provider/specialist who would conduct the screening; or work with parents in connecting them to resources to ensure that screening occurs. This process should consist of parental/guardian education, consent, and participation as well as connection to resources and support, including the primary health care provider, as needed. Results of screenings should be documented in child records.
Breastfeeding benefits the mother and child. This booklet is a guide specifically designed for expecting American Indian and Alaska Native mothers.
Protecting Families from Smoke in Homes & Cars: YOU Have the Power
Connecting Families to Free Quit Resources
Watch this series of three podcasts which focuses on the importance of having a smoke-free home and car for children and their families. It's one of the best things parents can do to help their children get and stay health.
How to Use the Head Start Smoking Survey
Learn how to support healthy breathing. Share information with families about asthma and how to avoid asthma triggers.
Learn more about using active supervision and attention management strategies on Head Start buses.
Childhood Milestones: 2 Months To 5 Years - Watch Your Child For Signs of Lead Exposure As They Grow
Use this infographic about Lead exposure to learn how Lead can impact a child's growth and development. Share it with families.
Lead poisoning is caused by swallowing or breathing lead. Children under 6 years old are most at risk. If you are pregnant, lead can harm your baby.