Health Services that Impact School Readiness

Programs plan and implement health services to help children learn. Health leaders develop health services plans that address the more than 100 health requirements in the Head Start Program Performance Standards. Explore Compliance with Care: Compliance with Care: A Crosswalk Between the Head Start Program Performance Standards and Caring for Our Children, 3rd Edition to review the requirements.

This section organizes program health services into nine broad categories that include strategies to meet these requirements and support school readiness. Each category includes:

  • A brief description of the related health service
  • Research connections with science-informed evidence
  • Suggested health strategies to promote school readiness, which programs can include in their school readiness and health services plans

Review these pages, choose strategies for school readiness and health services plans, and share them with program leadership and school readiness teams.

Select a category to begin.

Last Updated: April 9, 2014