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.

Financing Facilities

A coalition is presented of non-profit financial and Technical Assistance (TA) intermediaries involved in planning, developing, and financing facilities for low-income child care and Head Start programs. Grantees looking for new funding resources to support their goals and objectives will find this information useful.

Putting the PFCE Framework to Work in Your Program

Deepen staff understanding of the connections between PFCE strategies and practices across program systems and services that lead to a systemic, integrated, and comprehensive approach to family engagement.

Journeys of Hope and Courage

Watch this series of documentary-style videos about the power of storytelling. Explore the impact of hearing the stories of a family when working toward positive outcomes for families and children.