This webinar highlights how Head Start staff can support children and families in developing healthy habits using resources from Sesame Street in Communities.
Explore these resources to learn more about physical, mental, and oral health screenings that support children's healthy development and learning.
Physical, mental, and oral health screenings support children in their learning. Child care health consultants (CCHCs) play a role in educating and connecting families and staff to services within the community.
These handouts help families learn more about milestone development and what to expect in a Head Start Program for each age group. They also include information about forming partnerships with their physicians.
In this guide, learn what a dental periodicity schedule is and the Head Start Program Performance Standards about oral exams.
Lead screening detects the risk for lead poisoning by measuring the amount of lead in the blood. Lead poisoning can cause serious injury to children. Health managers, staff, and disability coordinators can review this sheet for basic facts about lead and lead screening. Staff may find it useful in supporting positive health and developmental outcomes for children.
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21.
Learn about the medical home and why it's important to connect families so their child can receive continuous, accessible medical care.
Explore this information on what to expect in group care, including topics such as social development, safety, eating, and physical activity. The resources are divided into developmental stages and designed to help families promote the health and well-being of their children.
Use this Internet-based tool to help identify and prioritize health risks and concerns before the well-child appointment