These systems highlight the importance of using ongoing monitoring to ensure programs are making the necessary adjustments to realize their goals and objectives. The expectation is that programs share their ongoing monitoring data with staff, Policy Councils, and governing bodies to engage them in all aspects of the program planning process.
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.
Infants depend on their families for food, warmth, and care, and for meeting such basic needs as eating, diapering, sleeping, bonding, and safety. But all babies are unique. Some infants may settle easily and be capable of quickly soothing themselves.
Tips for Keeping Infants and Toddlers Safe: A Developmental Guide for Home Visitors – Mobile Infants
Mobile infants have more control of their head, torso, arms, and legs. They also begin to coordinate those movements. At this age, they sleep less and are more active during the day, eager to engage in everything around them.
This webinar series focuses on home visiting practices. Learn how to select and implement appropriate home-based curricula to establish and maintain relationships with families.
The following materials provide information for Head Start staff and others to help ensure that children receive oral health assessments, follow-up, and treatment.
The Building Foundations for Economic Mobility (BFEM) E-newsletter is produced by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE). It is dedicated to staff working with families. This page provides current and past issues of the newsletter.
Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOC Basics) represents the minimum health and safety standards required in Head Start and child care programs, family child care homes, and other places children are cared for outside of their own home. These standards seek to reduce redundancy across requirements for programs with multiple funding streams.
The Head Start Approach to School Readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children's learning, and schools are ready for children.
The Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (PFCE) Simulation Series take you to a virtual Head Start/Early Head Start center where you assume the role of a staff member. You will have the chance to build Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships with the Martin family.