Baby (primary) teeth are a child’s first set of teeth and by age 2½ to 3 years old, all 20 baby teeth will have come into the mouth. Taking care of a child’s baby teeth is important for their overall health and development.
This issue describes one part of the Head Start Program Performance Standard, ensuring up-to-date child health status, and how it relates to oral health. Also, learn how Head Start staff can find and use their state's dental periodicity schedule in their work.
Children are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of cold weather. These tips will help Head Start parents and staff keep children safe, healthy, and warm in the winter.
Learn to identify appropriate practices for meeting the Head Start Program Performance Standards on staff qualifications.
Find out how this Standards in Action vignette addresses the requirements for tribal language preservation and revitalization.
Find out how teachers can promote children’s learning outcomes during routine indoor and outdoor activities.
Discover ways promote a program-wide coordinated approach to supporting dual language learners and their families.
Identify ways to put the Head Start Program Performance Standards on home-based curricula into practice.
Use this vignette to reflect on and meet the standards around child screening and assessment for individualization.
Find out how program leaders work with others to identify the most appropriate ways to meet the standards around curriculum fidelity.