Head Start and the Opioid Crisis

Learn ways Head Start can support families impacted by substance use. Find out how programs collaborate with city and state agencies, doctors, and schools to create a network of resources for families. 

Substance Misuse: Stories of Recovery

In this series of videos, explore stories from three Head Start families affected by opioid and substance use. Discover how Head Start provided support on their journeys to recovery.

Substance Misuse: Supporting Families and Staff

In this series of videos, learn ways Head Start can support families impacted by opioid and substance use. Find out how programs can support staff who may need help caring for themselves as they care for others. 

Promoting Empathy, Understanding Trauma

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.

Transition to Kindergarten: Engaging Families

Learn how a Head Start program partners with families as they prepare for kindergarten. Explore ways to partner with families and receiving elementary schools during children's transition to kindergarten.

Launching the Transition Process

Learn how Head Start staff can partner with families and introduce the importance of the transition to kindergarten from the start.

Supporting STEAM Learning Podcast Series

Hear how training and technical assistance staff can help programs promote STEAM. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Learn how to support children’s STEAM thinking and learning.

Understanding and Managing Children’s Behaviors

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.