Early Head Start programs provide family-centered services for low-income families with very young children designed to promote the development of the children, and to enable their parents to fulfill their roles as parents and to move toward self-sufficiency.
The Office of Child Care (OCC) administers the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF).
Children are learning all the time. Explore this resource booklet that contains fun activities for parents and children to do together at home, away from home, indoors, and outdoors.
With a few easy-to-find materials and willing volunteers, many settings and elements can be created to greatly improve children's spaces..
These tools, for new and experienced staff, address science-informed practices for early childhood health staff. Each is indicative of an attitude, knowledge, or skill. Use this for professional development.
Nature play is important for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, families, staff, and communities. Watch this video series, and apply the resources to plan successful nature-based activities.
Use this Internet-based tool to help identify and prioritize health risks and concerns before the well-child appointment
Parent, Family, and Community Engagement Simulation: Boosting School Readiness through Effective Family Engagement Series
What you do and say matters! Explore and practice everyday strategies to develop Positive Goal-Oriented Relationships with a family.
Going outside is one of the best ways to connect children with nature. However, sometimes bringing nature inside offers exciting experiences for infants and toddlers. Use this News You Can Use to spark creative ideas for natural items that can be used inside with young children.
The News You Can Use e-newsletter supports teachers, home visitors, and parents in providing quality care for infants and toddlers. Learn about planning for time spent outside with infants and toddlers in your program.