Oral Health Resources for Families

These resource materials can help families learn about oral health for pregnant women, infants and young children. Topics include dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety and emergency first aid.

Health Tips for Families Series

These fact sheets provide important information to families about a variety of health topics. Families can discover useful strategies to support and improve the health and wellness of their children.

Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles

This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues.

A Healthy Baby Begins with You

The "A Healthy Baby Begins with You" campaign works to reduce infant deaths among African-American babies. Learn tips on how African American women may stay healthy before, during, and after their pregnancy.

Choose and Use Guide for Finding Social-Emotional Programs for Parents

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.

Financial Planning: A Guide for Disaster Preparedness

Part of disaster planning should always include financial planning. Families that would like to be proactive in planning for disaster may find this guide beneficial in preventing financial loss. This guide will enable users to avoid a financial crisis, protect their family’s health, life and property with adequate insurance if they ever experience a disaster.

Session 5: Making It Happen for Families

This session is designed to help participants consider issues that arise when including infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in early care and education programs and to practice the "Cause to Pause" activity for identifying issues in inclusive settings.

A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

This booklet identifies five steps to protect a young child’s teeth. Parents and child-care providers may use this resource to gain basic information on child dental care. The strategies for protecting a baby’s teeth include preventing bottle tooth decay and taking a child to the dentist.

Infants and Vaccines: Answering Parents’ Questions

Vaccines, also called immunizations, are a safe and effective way to protect children from many common diseases. If parents delay or avoid child vaccinations, they can put their child and others at risk for potentially dangerous diseases.