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Physical Health

Health is the foundation of school readiness. To help children thrive, Head Start staff ensure that children are up to date on immunizations and their state’s Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) schedule, learn healthy habits, and can access the care they need. Head Start also promotes the physical and social and emotional well-being of families and staff.

Why It's Important to Get an Influenza Vaccine Every Year

Learn why it’s important to get an influenza vaccination every year. Find out how getting vaccinated not only protects you from influenza, but it protects your loved ones and those closest to you.

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Hearing Screening Fact Sheet

Early care and education programs can develop and support evidence-based hearing screening practices. Use this fact sheet to help prepare parents to know what to expect from a screening and how to prepare a child.

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Vision Screening

Learn how a timely vision screening (and exam if necessary) is an important step in early detection of any possible vision problems. Early detection also can lead to effective intervention and restore proper vision.

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Screening: The First Step to Getting to Know a Child

Learn about culturally and linguistically responsive screening of infants and toddlers and how to use this baseline data to identify concerns, plan, and individualize.

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Physical Health

Topic:Physical Health

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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Last Updated: November 14, 2018