Learn how child care health consultants play a key role in helping staff ensure indoor and outdoor environments are safe for children’s learning and exploration.
In this webinar, learn about ways to share information about on-time vaccination and developmental screening. Find out how this effort is key to promoting children's healthy development.
Healthy States: Health and Safety Training Toolkit Resources to Support Your State, Territories, and Tribes
Watch this webinar to learn about the new Health and Safety Toolkit. It compiles health and safety training resources developed, reviewed, or recommended by pediatricians and early childhood education experts.
Learn why it is important to create a positive eating environment. Find out how doing so supports mealtime behavior and picky eaters. It can also support children who experience food insecurity.
Learn how child care health consultants can strengthen their observation and consultation skills to help programs improve health and safety.
This webinar highlights strategies for providing safe and healthy places for children to grow and learn.
Child care health consultants can help early care and education programs find ways to address dental care in young children. Learn how to apply strategies and use resources to promote children’s oral health.
Since its beginnings, Head Start has recognized that health is the foundation for children's growth and development, and that healthy children are better able to learn. Evidence suggests that when children receive preventive well-child care, early diagnosis, and effective treatment, they are more likely to engage in learning. The first requirement in the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) for child health and development services is §1304.20(a) – Determining Child Health Status. It describes activities that must be completed within 90 days of a child's entry into the program. Note: This resource is under review.
All Head Start and Early Head Start programs are required to establish and maintain a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC). The HSAC is an advisory group usually composed of local health providers who represent a wide variety of local social services agencies. They may include pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, nutritionists, and mental health providers. Head Start staff and parents also serve on the HSAC. Many HSACs struggle with recruitment and attendance. This Health Chat suggests ways to overcome barriers of time, distance, and cost using virtual meeting technology.
Head Start directors and teachers, health service managers, and other staff sometimes have to make a decision about whether to report a child whom they suspect may have been abused or neglected. This webinar helps provide some guidance on how to make that decision. The webinar also offers an overview of the types and frequency of abuse and neglect in the United States.