Head Start Bilingual Glossary

Use this glossary that provides an accurate and consistent terminology database for translating Head Start materials from English into Spanish.

Transition to Kindergarten

Preschool children make the transition into kindergarten more successfully when their schools and families prepare it together, and when their preschool and kindergarten teachers connect.

Monitoring Review Reports

Monitoring review reports summarize the results of on-site reviews that assess grantee compliance with requirements governing Head Start programs. This includes those regulations specified in the Head Start Act and all applicable Performance Standards.

Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework

The new ELOF framework is designed to show the continuum of learning of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. It is grounded in comprehensive research around what young children should know and be able to do during their early years.

Implementing Parenting Programs

Positive parent-child relationships set the stage for children's success in school and in life. Therefore, parents are our most important partners for supporting the development and well-being of young children.

Use the resources on this page to increase your knowledge about parenting programs that are most likely to be effective with families of young children in the settings where you work. Find tips and strategies for how to implement them well.

Vision Screening

Learn how timely vision screening is an important step in early detection of any possible vision problems.

Management Systems

The Head Start Management Systems Wheel is a visual representation of the 12 program management, planning, and oversight systems that are critical to high-quality service delivery.

Oral Health Resources for Staff

The resource materials listed below will help Head Start and child care staff 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.