This resource describes the health care needs of children experiencing homelessness, and it has tips for helping families access quality health care for their children.
Health is the foundation of school readiness. To help children thrive, Head Start staff ensure that children are up to date on immunizations and their state’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) schedule, learn healthy habits, and can access the care they need. Head Start programs also promote the physical and social and emotional well-being of families and staff.
Explore these resources that may help programs, staff, and families to support and comply with vaccine and mask requirements that will help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
In this video series, program leaders highlight the strategies, processes, and best practices they have used to support staff with the COVID-19 vaccine requirement.
Caring for Our Children (CFOCis a set of national standards for health and safety in early care and education settings. Learn more about the national standards and the subset of standards called CFOC Basics, which represent the minimum health and safety standards required in Head Start programs.
This webinar recording explores how child care health consultants (CCHCs) can address the impact of COVID-19 on children with chronic health conditions, using asthma as a case study.
Follow the recommendations in this printable poster to reduce the risk of injury while caring for young children.
Hear about in-person best practices from the grantees showcased in the fifth Head Start Forward webinar.
Listen to the fourth webinar in the five-part Head Start Forward series for important health and safety considerations, guidance, and support programs can use as they work toward full enrollment and fully in-person comprehensive services.
Join the third webinar in the five-part Head Start Forward series to discover mental health and staff wellness resources and strategies including guidance around trauma-informed approaches, staff wellness, sensitive conversations with families, and social and emotional development.
Wearing face masks helps stop the spread of COVID-19. Read this guidance from the Office of Head Start about wearing masks in Head Start settings.