Understanding and Managing Challenging Behavior

Explore this Technical Assistance Paper that assists in understanding how social and emotional development of infants and toddlers helps parents and staff to develop proactive strategies for supporting them.

Active Supervision FAQs

Review the questions and answers below to find information related to active supervision in early care and education settings.

Medication Administration and Storage

The administration of medicines at the facility should be limited to prescription or non-prescription medication (over-the-counter) ordered by the prescribing health professional for a specific child with written permission of the parent/guardian.

Text4Teachers

Text4Teachers supports Head Start and Early Head Start teachers, staff, and others who care for and teach young children in center-based and family child care settings. Sign up to receive two free text messages per month with information, tips, research, and resources to strengthen and support your teaching practices.

You and Your Preschool Child

You can be sure that your child is ready for school. Research shows that many things make a difference in how well preschool children perform in school. You may use this tip sheet as you search for a caregiver and as you enroll your child in kindergarten.

Birth Defects

Find research, tips for preventing defects, and materials about folic acid. Head Start and Early Head Start health and disabilities managers may use these resources as educational tools or for training.

Reports to Congress

The following are reports made to Congress by the Office of Head Start pursuant to the Head Start Act.

Child Passenger Safety

When children are driven in a motor vehicle other than a bus, all children should be transported only if they are restrained in a developmentally appropriate car safety seat, booster seat, seat belt, or harness that is suited to the child's weight and age in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations. The child should be securely fastened, according to the manufacturer's instructions.