Childhood immunizations reduce the risk of many illnesses. View this webinar recording to learn about the immunization schedule and why immunizations are important.
These resources provide information on steps to ensure a healthy and safe environment for children and staff. They address strategies to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, such as handwashing; immunization; cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting; maintaining a healthy environment; and screening and testing for communicable diseases.
Air quality affects the health and well-being of children, staff, and families. Following these tips can help improve indoor air quality with ventilation, filtration, and more.
Explore these resources to find information and tools that staff can use to reduce the risk of infection for children, families, and staff in Head Start programs.
The discovery of head lice can be alarming, but families, teachers, and caregivers can manage lice with very little disruption to a child’s routine. Explore these tips for dealing with head lice.
Influenza, or “the flu," is a contagious disease that infects the nose, throat, and sometimes lungs. Learn more about the symptoms, how Head Start programs can address influenza, and proper hand-washing techniques.
RSV is a viral infection of the respiratory tract that can cause severe illness. Almost all children will get RSV at least once by the time they are 2. This resource will help staff learn more about RSV.
Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting surfaces are important steps to reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases. Explore this guidance and the product label, which gives specific information on usage.
Use these resources to help you get a handle on cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting in early childhood programs and reduce the risk of infectious diseases.
This resource can help in developing a schedule for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting. Having a schedule reduces the risk of spreading infectious diseases to children, staff, and visitors.
This video shares infection control strategies for creating a healthy environment for children and staff. It also includes an overview of the iPD course, Preventing Infectious Diseases in Early Childhood Programs.