Lead Screening: Well-Child Health Care Fact Sheet

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.

Lead Awareness

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.

Protect Your Child with Vaccines

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.

Health Tips for Families Series: Full Collections

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.

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.

Lead Screening: Well-Child Health Care Fact Sheet

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.

Hearing Screening Fact Sheet

Early care and education programs can develop evidence-based hearing screening practices. Use this fact sheet to prepare parents to know what to expect from a hearing screening and how to prepare their child. Talk to parents about who will have access to their child’s screening results.