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 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.
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 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.
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.
The Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) service is Medicaid's comprehensive and preventive child health program for individuals under the age of 21. EPSDT has two purposes: to assure health care resources are available and accessible, and to help Medicaid recipients and their caregivers use these resources. Health care professionals who work with children in Head Start, child care organizations, and clinics may access their state's EPSDT schedule to ensure children's health needs are met.
Learn how timely vision screening is an important step in early detection of any possible vision problems.
These fact sheets provide important information to families about a variety of health topics. Families can discover useful strategies to support and improve the health and wellness of their children.