Share this resource with families to help them do tummy time activities with their baby.
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.
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.
Explore this fact sheet for answers to FAQs about recommended COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 6 months through 5 years.
View this video to learn more about how staff and families can be empowered partners in children’s vision and eye health. Learn how to use Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit.
Wearing face masks helps stop the spread of COVID-19. Read this guidance from the Office of Head Start about wearing masks in Head Start settings.
These handouts help families learn more about milestone development and what to expect in a Head Start Program for each age group. They also include information about forming partnerships with their physicians.
Share this video on active play ideas for toddlers with parents on a home visit or during a socialization. Use this resource to help parents consider goals around physical activity.
It's important for children to get enough sleep. Learn how sleep is key to how your child learns, grows, and even behaves.
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 how vaccines can protect young children from 14 dangerous diseases. Get tips on talking with parents about infant vaccines.