Health Tips for Families Series: Collection

These fact sheets serve as tools to help Head Start health managers provide important information to families about Office of Head Start priorities. We hope that you find them useful as you work within your programs and communities to strengthen the health and wellness of all Head Start children.

Bed Bugs: Managing the Itch Factor

Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects about the size of an apple seed. Questions about them are common in early education settings. Learn how to identify bed bugs and what to do if you have them in your program.

Immunization Schedules

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.

Tummy Time

Tummy time is a simple position with enormous benefits! Home visitors have a unique opportunity to partner with families and help them understand the importance of tummy time and how to add it to their routine.

Infectious Diseases: Prevention and Management

Preventing and managing communicable disease in early childhood programs can reduce the rate of illnesses. Learn strategies for controlling the spread of germs and protecting children and adults from getting sick.

Tummy Time and Free Play for Infants

Tummy Time is a simple position with enormous benefits! Home visitors have a unique opportunity to partner with families and help them understand the importance of tummy time and how to add it to their routine.