The Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC) is an online tool for early care and education (ECE) programs, including Head Start, Early Head Start, and child care. It is designed to have the look and feel of an actual ECE center. Visitors can move from room to room within the VEEC to find information on health and safety practices and useful resources. Use it to explore resources and information regarding Head Start Program Performance Standards and Caring for Our Children (CFOC). Learn more about health-focused ECE and best practices.
Features and functions include:
- Hotspots within each room that provide visitors with information on the Head Start Program Performance Standards, CFOC standards, CFOC Basics, and related resources
- Information on child health and development from infancy to school-age
- Specific resources around safety and injury prevention, including indoor-outdoor play and transportation safety
- Four topic areas to explore:
- Healthy active living
- Managing infectious diseases
- Medication administration
- Staff wellness
VEEC Instructional Video
VEEC - Instructional Webinar
Narrator: Hello. I'm pleased to introduce you to the new online technical assistance tool for Head Start and child care providers – the Virtual Early Education Center, or VEEC. This presentation will give you an overview of how to navigate the VEEC and show you the tools and resources that are available for you to use. The VEEC was designed with early child care providers in mind. So, as you interact with the VEEC, it gives you the look and feel of actually being inside an early education setting.
Virtual Early Education Center: Room by Room Practices for Health and Safety
Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC): Room by Room Practices for Health and Safety
April Williams: Good afternoon. Welcome to the Webinar Virtual Early Education Center: Room by Room Practices for Health and Safety. My name is April Williams, and I'm a program manager within the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness at the American Academy of Pediatrics. I'm so excited to be with you this afternoon to share with you this amazing new tool that I'm sure will be so useful to all of you in your work.
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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: January 17, 2018