Explore these frequently asked questions and answers to find general guidance around Head Start program operations during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Hear from Office of Head Start leadership as they discuss the impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID 19) on grantee operations. They also answer questions related to COVID-19 prevention and response.
Explore the steps Head Start and Early Head Start programs should take to prevent the introduction and spread of coronavirus among their staff, children, and families.
It's important for children to get enough sleep. Learn how sleep is key to how your child learns, grows, and even behaves.
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.
It can be a challenge to meet the lead screening requirements. Learn about strategies that programs can use to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) lead screening directive.
Parents and staff can use this brochure to learn about the effects of unsafe levels of lead in blood and about how to avoid lead exposure.
Learn about the importance of vision screening and its impact on vision development
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.
Use this tip sheet to understand the purpose, timing, and goals of the required newborn visit. Early Head Start staff will also find strategies for making the most of the visit.