Review this resource for the latest information about preventing the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and staying healthy.
Explore these frequently asked questions and answers to find general guidance around Head Start program operations during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Learn how I Am Moving, I Am Learning promotes physical activity and nutrition to help children, families, and staff. Use it to build on what programs are already doing to increase intentional movement.
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.
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.
Learn how vaccines can protect young children from 14 dangerous diseases. Use this tip sheet to talk with parents about the importance of infant vaccines.
These fact sheets serve as tools to help Head Start health managers provide important information to families about Office of Head Start priorities. Use them when working within your programs and communities to strengthen the health and wellness of all Head Start children.