Tips for Keeping Children Safe: A Developmental Guide - Toddlers

The toddler years are a time when children are building skills in all areas. They remember what they learn and share it with others. They understand things more deeply, make choices, and engage with others in new ways. The changes in their physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development help them to build new skills that prepare them for school and later learning.

Tips for Keeping Children Safe: A Developmental Guide - Preschoolers

By the time they are preschool-aged, children are more independent in their play and their ability to meet their own needs. They focus on learning rules and routines to know what is safe and appropriate. Their constant dialogue with peers and caregivers helps them to form specific ideas about what is safe and why.

Session 7: Getting Started

Participants discuss specific strategies and practices for initially planning to include a child with a disability in early care and education in collaboration with early intervention. Participants are introduced to two Inclusion Planning Checklists for serving infants and toddlers with significant disabilities and their families in either a home-based or a center-based early care and education program.

Office of Head Start Tribal Language Report 2012

Learn about the successes, progress, and challenges faced by tribal communities in various stages of preserving, revitalizing, or reclaiming their tribal language. Recommendations highlight the efforts of Head Start agencies required to support children's and families' cultural and linguistic diversity.

Volunteer Recruitment

Volunteer recruitment focuses on attracting volunteers using recruitment strategies, processes, and recruiting for diversity. Grantees will find this information useful when choosing strategies to recruit volunteers for their programs.

Head Start Timeline

Delve into key moments in Head Start history! Explore the timeline below to access archival photographs, video, resources, and more.

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office

The Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Collaboration Office (MSHSCO) promotes high quality direct service delivery through collaboration, coordination, and alignment of high quality services for all MSHS grantees and delegate agencies. The MSHSCO serves a vital role in facilitating opportunities for and fostering new partnerships to build a sustainable, comprehensive early learning system for MSHS children, families, and communities.