Family well-being is essential for the social and emotional well-being of children. Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide support and positive guidance to help families feel well-equipped to create healthy relationships and environments. Explore strategies early childhood education staff can use to support the well-being of the families they serve.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs continue to support adult family members' efforts to gain parenting skills, promote positive social and emotional development, and help prevent children's challenging behaviors. Compare five programs that are key to successful widespread adoption.
Share these posters with families to help them identify daily routines and learn how to increase positive social and emotional support throughout the day.
Stress is a part of life, but too much stress can cause health problems and can make parenting more difficult. This brochure identifies some stress-reduction and self-care tips that you can share with parents and staff.
Stress is part of life. However, stressful experiences can take a toll on the health and well-being of caregivers and the children in their care. When caregivers feel stressed, young children are likely to absorb that stress. Explore this resource to learn more about approaches designed to help reduce stress for staff as well as the children and families they serve.
Use these posters to support families with infants. Share tips for how parents can support infants' social and emotional development.
Use these posters to support families with toddlers. Share these tips with parents to help them support toddlers' social and emotional development.
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National Centers: Health, Behavioral Health, and Safety
Last Updated: July 13, 2021