Crib Cards for Boys and Girls

These crib cards provide information on the benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mothers. Staff and new parents may receive helpful tips for starting breastfeeding, and to better recognize infant feeding cues.

Healthy Active Living

Review this collection of resources and learn how to promote healthy active living among staff and families.

Positive Eating Environment Self-Assessment for ECE Programs

The Positive Eating Environment Self-Assessment for Early Care and Education (ECE) Programs offers a brief, user-friendly way to assess basic mealtime practices. Learn how this assessment can help center-based and family child care programs that serve 3 to 5 year olds. Staff can use this tool to evaluate the availability of healthy nutrition and mealtime environments. It can also be used for staff discussions and policy planning.

Healthy Eating: Tips for Families

This fact sheet provides guidance to families on healthy eating. It offers easy tips for families to help their children learn healthy eating behaviors starting in infancy so they can become lifelong habits.

Guide to Online Breastfeeding Resources

Currently, the Head Start Program Performance Standards require breastfeeding education for expectant families and accommodations for breastfeeding children. Breastfeeding provides a true head start for the children that Head Start programs serve. Research shows that breastfeeding has important long-term impacts on the health and development of children and the health and well-being of mothers. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and many other health organizations recommend that babies breastfeed exclusively for the first six months.

IMIL Interactive Tool

The I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) tool is filled with quick and easy ideas for integrating movement, nutrition, and healthy habits into everyday life. It is available in two formats: one for staff that visit families in the home and parents, and one for classroom teachers and other caregivers.

Me and You

This short video explores the impact of adults on the growth and development of infants and very young children.