Early Head Start's goal is promoting the development of the whole child. The staff’s main strategy for addressing the child’s emotional needs is to enhance the parent–child relationship. Supporting the parent and ensuring his/her well-being is an important part of this strategy. Infant mental health services are designed to help accomplish this in the home setting through the practice of “kitchen therapy.”
This online tool supports home visiting staff and those who support them by presenting regulations, strategies, publications, and resources in a way that’s interactive, flexible, and adaptable to people’s needs. It offers the readerthe opportunity to read, review, rate, save, and organize material that’s engaging, supports understanding, and ultimately contributes to their expertise as home visitors and home visiting supervisors. It has been developed by the Early Head Start National Resource Center, and includes numerous resources produced by other national centers.
Prepared for the Office of Head Start, under contract # HHSP23320100009YC, by the Early Head Start National Resource Center at ZERO TO THREE.