COVID-19 vaccination protects people by building immunity to the coronavirus that causes this disease. Use these resources to learn more about COVID-19 vaccines.
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.
Infectious diseases can pose great risks in early education settings. This video addresses immunizations as an approach to managing infectious diseases in early education settings.
Learn why it’s important to get an influenza vaccination every year. Find out how getting a flu shot not only protects you from influenza, but it protects your loved ones and those closest to you.
Find current immunization schedules (from the CDC) for children ages birth through 6 years old, catch-up schedules for children birth to 18 years old and the adult schedule by vaccine and age group.
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 training for early childhood staff on topics related to managing infectious 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.
This fact sheet can help staff and families learn more about evidence-based hearing screening practices and follow-up.
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.
Watch this video to learn about health literacy resources to support families. Discover ways to help caregivers understand, appreciate, and involve children in learning about and caring for their bodies.