Lead poisoning is caused by swallowing or breathing lead. Children under 6 years old are most at risk. If you are pregnant, lead can harm your baby.
Whatever the age of your child, helping him or her learn and grow is a big job. It is an exciting job. It is a hard job. Every mother and father, every family, can use some support. You can get this support from your Head Start home-based program and your home visitor.
Learn strategies to support ongoing home safety conversations with families using home safety checklists.
Strong, healthy families give their children the best chance at success in school and in life. The Family Goal-Setting Guide explores how strong partnerships can positively influence the goals families set in the Family Partnership Process.
Bringing significant change to a play environment does not require endless resources. With a few easy-to-find materials and willing volunteers, many settings and elements can be created to greatly improve children's spaces.
Explore this baseline tool, which is one aspect of the work that OHS is doing in partnership with the Office of Child Care to support EHS-CCP grantees in fiscal management and ERSEA.
The Pre-K Classroom Assessment Scoring System ® (CLASS ®) is an observation tool used to analyze and assess the effectiveness of interactions between children and teachers in preschool classes.
The Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance (ERSEA) Protocol guides the assessment of a program’s practices for verifying the eligibility status of children, families, and pregnant women receiving the program’s services and ensuring the appropriate enrollment of children into the program.
Thoughtful planning is critical to successful programming. The Program Planning Cycle graphic illustrates how the required Head Start management systems are inter-related parts of a predictable planning process.
Five Steps to Community Assessment: A Workbook for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs Serving Hispanic and Other Emerging Populations
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