Learn the facts about Shigella, how to prevent it and what to do if someone in your program has it.
It is never safe for a child to be in or around a vehicle without adult supervision. During the warmer months of the year, unattended children left in cars are more likely to suffer heat-related illnesses. Children also may suffer injury when playing alone around parked vehicles. Program staff and parents can use this resource to learn more about car safety practices that keep young children healthy.
The HHS Poverty Guidelines are used to determine income eligibility for participation in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Program staff may refer to these resources when working with families.
Office of Head Start administers grant funding and oversight to agencies that provide Head Start services in communities across the country. OHS also provides policy direction and training and technical assistance.
In January 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty. It launched a comprehensive child development program that would help communities meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children.
Learn about regulations, resources, programs, and agencies that can help grantees prepare for and recover from a disaster or crisis.
Following is a list of non-profit financial and Technical Assistance (TA) intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. Grantees looking for new funding resources to support their goals and objectives will find this information useful.
This section is designed for child care providers and health consultants. These resources can be used to help ensure safe, healthy, and high-quality settings for all children.
Many children and parents receive Early Head Start and Head Start services right in their own home! Home visitors come once a week and work with parents and their children.
Healthy eating is essential to a child's nutrition and well-being. Children who are overweight are at risk for chronic health problems. The Weight-control Information Network (WIN), a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), offers guidance to parents and caregivers on how to encourage healthy eating habits in children.