Explore in this News You Can Use how the connections within the brain are created and made strong, the negative impact of chronic stress at an early age, and how caring adults can help even in difficult situations.
Read his issue of the e-newsletter that offers ideas for supporting the many kinds of transitions children and adults experience in Early Head Start.
Read the first part of this News You Can Use series on approaches to learning, which describes the domain and highlights the concept of self-regulation: why it is important, how it relates to approaches toward learning, and strategies for helping infants and toddlers develop this skill.
Infants and toddlers are natural scientists. They are curious and they love to explore and learn. Adults can help infants and toddlers find answers to their questions and discover more about things that interest them. In this News You Can Use, we discuss ways teachers, home visitors, family child care providers, and families can be more intentional in how they support young children’s early science learning—and school readiness.
Teachers have a role in providing a sleep environment that is comfortable and safe for the children in their care, while honoring families’ cultural beliefs. Teachers and home visitors will find the following information on sleep useful, as they can be a valuable resource to families in creating safe sleeping arrangements for their babies.
This edition of the News You Can Use e-newsletter outlines the important elements of comprehensive approaches to mental health services and provides strategies for creating a "mentally healthy" atmosphere.
Explore this News You Can Use where we discuss ways adults can be more intentional in how they support young children’s math learning and school readiness.
Learn about the importance of supporting early bonding and attachment child-parent relationships and child-caregiver relationships. Explore strategies useful for Head Start and Early Head Start center-based, home-based, and family child care program options.
This News You Can Use discusses the importance of relationships and how they support infants' and toddlers' emerging social and emotional development.
In this News You Can Use, explore some vignettes about physical development and health as they relate to school readiness goals. Early Head Start staff may use this resource when program planning.