Brush Up on Oral Health: June 2018

This issue of Brush Up on Oral Health offers tips Head Start staff can share with parents about using a pacifier safely and weaning their child from a pacifier.

Disabilities Services Newsletters

The Head Start Disabilities Services Newsletter is produced monthly by the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL).

Head Start Mental Health Services Newsletter: August 2016: Early Childhood Mental Health

Promoting mental health is an important part of the work programs can do every day to enrich the lives of Head Start children and families. This issue of the Mental Health Services Newsletter focuses on early childhood mental health. Learn about how staff and families can support children’s social emotional development through nurturing relationships, environments and interactions. Also, find resources for your work with families and staff around this topic.

Head Start Mental Health Services Newsletter: April 2017: Planning for Smooth Transitions

Young children experience many transitions. These transitions can range from the small ones throughout the day to the larger ones that are more life-changing. While transitions can be stressful, they can also provide meaningful learning opportunities for young children. In this issue of Strong Foundations in Mental Health for Social and Emotional Well-Being, find resources that support smooth transitions for children and the adults who care for them.

Head Start Health Services Newsletters

The Head Start Health Services Newsletter provides current research topics, best practice and updates for the Office of Head Start (OHS). It includes notices and resources from professional organizations, federal agencies, and federal partners to OHS. The newsletter also provides tips for supporting staff and engaging families. Head Start health managers and other early childhood professionals are encouraged to subscribe and to use and share these resources.

Brush Up on Oral Health: January 2017

In this issue, learn more about ways Head Start staff can promote the importance of oral health during home visits. Find out how home visits can be an effective way to deliver comprehensive services to pregnant women and children and their families. 

Brush Up on Oral Health: March 2015

This issue describes key oral health concerns that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face. Learn tips to help parents and staff maintain the oral health of children with ASD.