Connecting to Early Care and Education: Family Engagement Tip Sheet

For Early Head Start/Head Start (EHS/HS); Refugee Resettlement; Migrant and Seasonal Head Start (MSHS); Early Care and Education Providers All providers can support families in identifying high quality early care and education options that can support a child’s development and strengthen school readiness. This Family Engagement Tip Sheet corresponds to page 27 and 28 of the Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development Handbook.

Family Well-Being: Prenatal Care Tip Sheet

All providers can work alongside families to explore prenatal care and maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. This Prenatal Care Tip Sheet corresponds to page 1 of the Raising Young Children in a New Country: Supporting Early Learning and Healthy Development Handbook

Tip Sheet: Supporting Oral Language and Vocabulary Development

Parents, family members, caregivers, and teachers can support the oral language and vocabulary development of young children throughout the day during regular activities. The following examples show how natural an effort supporting this development can be!

Tip Sheet: Developing Phonological Awareness

Phonological awareness is the awareness of the sounds of speech that a person hears or makes. As children hear people talk to them and develop phonological awareness, they learn to break up the speech they hear into parts.

Early Head Start Tip Sheet No. 30 Screenings for Infant & Toddlers, July 2008

The purpose of screening is to identify infants and toddlers who should be referred for evaluation for possible developmental, health, or sensory concerns. The Performance Standards do not require that a specific screening instrument or strategy be used. Rather, they require grantees to perform or obtain linguistically, culturally, and age-appropriate screening procedures.

Health and Safety Screener

This health and safety screener will help organizations identify where they need to make changes and build capacity in order to ensure children are healthy and safe while in their care.

Hearing Screening Fact Sheet

Early care and education programs can develop evidence-based hearing screening practices. Use this fact sheet to prepare parents to know what to expect from a hearing screening and how to prepare their child. Talk to parents about who will have access to their child’s screening results.

Birth To 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Compendium of Screening Measures for Young Children

Recent statistics indicate that as many as 1 in 4 children, ages 0-5, are at moderate or high risk for developmental, behavioral, or social delay. As a result, the Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Community Living, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, Health Resources and Services Administration, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Office of Special Education Programs at the Department of Education have partnered to launch Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive!, a coordinated effort to encourage developmental and behavioral screening and support for children, families, and the providers who care for them.