Health and School Readiness ECLKC
Health Strategies to Support School Readiness. The Head Start approach to school readiness means that children are ready for school, families are ready to support their children’s learning, and schools are ready for children. Explore the nine strategies that support the connection between health and learning described in Healthy Children
Actived: 8 days ago
Health Talks ECLKC
(7 days ago) A Health Talk is a pre-recorded video or podcast that allows health managers to explore deeper into specific health topics. The Health Talks include two series: Health Chats: 1) Listen, as new tools and strategies are discussed to improve health outcomes for children. 2) Ask the Experts: Get answers to frequently asked questions from pediatricians, dentists, psychologists, and other health
Health Services Advisory Committee ECLKC
(9 days ago) Health Services Advisory Committee. All Head Start and Early Head Start programs are required to establish and maintain a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) to support children’s healthy development. The HSAC is an advisory group usually composed of local health providers who represent a wide variety of local social services agencies.
OHS COVID-19 Updates ECLKC
(1 days ago) The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has the authority, under section 319 of the Public Health Service Act, to determine that a public health emergency exists. Once a declaration is made, it remains in effect for 90 days and can be extended. Effective July …
1302.46 Family support services for health, nutrition, and
(6 days ago) 1302.46 Family support services for health, nutrition, and mental health. (a) Parent collaboration. Programs must collaborate with parents to promote children’s health and well-being by providing medical, oral, nutrition and mental health education support services that are understandable to individuals, including individuals with low health
Children with Disabilities ECLKC
(1 days ago) Children with Disabilities. Young children vary in their skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and abilities. Effective teaching requires individualized teaching and chances to learn for all children to access, participate, and thrive in early learning settings. Individualizing for children who need more support helps ensure effective teaching for
1302.42 Child health status and care. ECLKC
(6 days ago) (a) Source of health care. (1) A program, within 30 calendar days after the child first attends the program or, for the home-based program option, receives a home visit, must consult with parents to determine whether each child has ongoing sources of continuous, accessible health care – provided by a health care professional that maintains the child’s ongoing health record and is not
Hearing Screening ECLKC
(1 days ago) Head Start health services staff and others can use these resources to learn more about hearing screening. Resources address evidence-based best practices for conducting screenings, how to communicate with families about screening and needed follow-up, and resources related to providing services to children with hearing loss.
Head Start Forward: COVID-19 Health and Safety Checklist
(3 days ago) Local health departments or licensing agencies may issue recommendations or policies that vary from those of national organizations. Programs should follow the most stringent applicable guidance for COVID-19. Download the PDF How to Use the Checklist. The items in this checklist are divided into 10 groups and include relevant guidance.
Head Start Forward: Health and Safety Considerations ECLKC
(3 days ago) The COVID-19 Health and Safety Checklist – it was created to help Head Start programs provide a safe and healthy environment for children and staff during the COVID- 19 pandemic. The checklist assesses critical health and safety issues to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The checklist includes items that you can observe in your program as you
Health Services Management ECLKC
(6 days ago) Find science-informed recommendations for all child care and early education settings. They define the best way for programs to plan, implement, and monitor services to keep children healthy and safe. Learn More. View Full List of Resources. Read more: Health Services Management. Resource Type: …
Determining Child Health Status ECLKC
(7 days ago) Since its beginnings, Head Start has recognized that health is the foundation for children's growth and development, and that healthy children are better able to learn. Evidence suggests that when children receive preventive well-child care, early diagnosis, and effective treatment, they are more likely to engage in learning. The first requirement in the Head Start Program Performance
COVID-19 Vaccine and Health Equity Implications ECLKC
(4 days ago) COVID-19 Vaccine and Health Equity Implications. Many Head Start communities have been severely impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic has created and exacerbated long-standing disparities and inequities for families who have been marginalized for decades. The number of children and families in poverty has grown significantly.
Virtual Health Services Advisory Committee Meetings ECLKC
(7 days ago) All Head Start and Early Head Start programs are required to establish and maintain a Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC). The HSAC is an advisory group usually composed of local health providers who represent a wide variety of local social services agencies. They may include pediatricians, nurses, nurse practitioners, dentists, nutritionists, and mental health providers.
Health and Developmental Services ECLKC
(5 days ago) "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." – Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, June 19–22, 1946. How To
Face Masks in Head Start and Child Care Programs ECLKC
(5 days ago) It depends. The vaccine is an important way to stay safe and the guidelines for vaccinated people has been changing. Follow your local public health guidance about wearing masks, maintaining physical distance, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands. The vaccine …
Health and Hygiene ECLKC
(6 days ago) Health and Hygiene. Preventing and Responding to COVID-19. Head Start and Early Head Start programs should take steps to prevent the introduction and spread of coronavirus among their staff, children, and families. CDC provides up-to-date information about the current outbreak. This section is regularly updated with the most relevant guidance
Vaccination for Head Start Staff ECLKC
(9 days ago) On Sept. 9, 2021, President Biden introduced a new requirement for the Head Start program to support the health and safety of American children and families. All Head Start employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. This step is essential as we work together to build back out of this pandemic and move toward fully in-person services.
COVID-19 Health Webinars ECLKC
(8 days ago) COVID-19 Health Webinars. Early childhood education (ECE) programs have many questions about how to keep children and staff healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. These webinars provide guidance to ECE staff on strategies to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and to support staff and families during this pandemic.
Following Up on Needed Oral Health Care ECLKC
(3 days ago) Following Up on Needed Oral Health Care. Most children in Head Start meet the requirement for having an oral exam within 90 days of beginning to attend a program. However, some children are not taken back to the dental office or clinic for needed follow-up care. A common reason parents do not seek treatment for tooth decay in primary teeth is
Improving Oral Health Literacy ECLKC
(Just Now) Improving Oral Health Literacy. Oral health literacy is more than a person’s ability to read. It is the degree to which a person is able to get, evaluate, understand, and use oral health information and services to make good decisions about health. It is estimated that only 1 in 10 adults in the United States can fully understand written
Tips for Offering Effective Mental Health Consultation in
(5 days ago) Mental health consultants help develop a culture that promotes mental health by building the adults' capacity to strengthen and support the healthy social and emotional development of children ― early and before intervention is needed. Head Start programs can …
Vision Screening and Eye Health for Toddlers in Head Start
(8 days ago) Child health status and care, 45 CFR §1302.42 (b) (2-3) states: (2) Within 45 calendar days after the child first attends the program or, for the home-based program option, receives a home visit, a program must either obtain or perform evidence-based vision and hearing screenings. (3) If a program operates for 90 days or less, it has 30 days
Promoting Oral Health and School Readiness ECLKC
(8 days ago) Promoting Oral Health and School Readiness. School readiness begins with health because a child must be healthy to be ready to learn. School readiness depends on positive physical, social and emotional, learning, language, and cognitive development. Oral health impacts each of these areas and plays an important role in a child’s school readiness.
Vision Screening ECLKC
(Just Now) Vision Screening. Children use all their senses to learn. Playing with puzzles, crayons, balls, and blocks can improve important visual skills. These skills contribute to a child’s school readiness. An uncorrected vision problem can be a barrier to this readiness. Timely vision screening, coupled with an eye examination when indicated, is an
Vaccination for Head Start Families ECLKC
(2 days ago) Reach out to your local health departments and clinics. Head Start programs can share articles, blog posts, and social media messages from community health partners as an effective way to inform families. Include updates on local COVID-19 vaccination efforts during virtual town hall meetings, Policy Council and parent meetings, and through
Family Connections Workshop Series for Staff and Parents
(Just Now) Ideally, the professional and parent workshops will both be offered so professionals and parents are familiar with similar knowledge and language. This workshop series content is adapted from the original Family Connections Mental Health Consultation resources. The workshops include:
Head Start Forward Series ECLKC
(6 days ago) The Head Start Forward series supports Head Start programs in moving toward fully operational, in-person comprehensive services, as local health conditions allow. Guidance and featured resources will help programs make decisions centered on strengthening families and on the education, health, safety, and well-being of staff, children, and families.
Oral Health Resources for Staff ECLKC
(7 days ago) Oral Health Resources for Staff. The resource materials listed below will help Head Start and child care staff learn about oral health for pregnant women, infants, and young children. Topics include dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety and emergency first aid.
Mental Health and Wellness ECLKC
(3 days ago) Mental Health and Wellness. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the ways we live, work, and play. It also may have increased the exposure of children and families to stress, trauma, and substance use disorders. Head Start programs play a vital role in supporting the mental health and social and emotional wellness of children, families, and staff.
Vaccinating Head Start Staff: A Letter from the Director
(9 days ago) Health and safety have always been core components of the Head Start program. Taking this step of getting vaccinated by January 2022 is another way to make sure our children, families, and colleagues remain safe. A vaccinated workforce is a key component to building the Head Start program back and preparing for stronger, more vibrant
Child Care Health Consultation Webinar Series ECLKC
(Just Now) The Child Care Health Consultation Webinar Series offers child care health consultants (CCHCs) and others who work in early care and education (ECE) settings a chance to learn new skills and refresh their knowledge on key health and safety topics.New webinars are broadcast quarterly.
Head Start Heals: Frequently Asked Questions ECLKC
(5 days ago) Head Start Heals: Frequently Asked Questions. Head Start Heals aims to increase awareness about how Head Start programs are uniquely qualified to address trauma and promote resilience for children and families. These handouts were compiled from FAQs submitted during the Head Start Heals campaign and related office hours.
Oral Health: Social Media Messages ECLKC
(3 days ago) Oral Health: Social Media Messages Sharing on social media is a great way to connect with parents and to promote oral health practices with them and their children. These messages focus on toothbrushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day.
Promoting Oral Health Services for Pregnant People ECLKC
(6 days ago) Promoting Oral Health Services for Pregnant People. Pregnancy is an exciting time in a person’s life. It is safe and important to get oral health care during pregnancy, For example, pregnant people can have their teeth cleaned, have X-rays taken, and receive treatment. Preventing oral disease can help keep a person healthy during pregnancy.
Resources to Make You Smile! ECLKC
(4 days ago) Promoting Oral Health During Pregnancy. Maintaining good oral health helps people stay healthy during pregnancy. It also helps to prevent oral disease in their baby after birth. Head Start staff play a key role in engaging parents in conversations about the importance of good oral health during pregnancy.
Caring for the Health and Wellness of Children
(9 days ago) Caring for the Health and Wellness of Children Experiencing Homelessness. Every year, 1.2 million children under 6 years old experience homelessness in the United States. Many of these children are in early childhood education programs. Explore this tip sheet to learn how homelessness impacts various areas of health and wellness.
Understanding How Sugar Contributes to Tooth Decay ECLKC
(7 days ago) This Brush Up on Oral Health tip sheet is all about sugar. It describes how consuming foods and drinks containing sugar often during the day increases the risk of developing tooth decay. It shares information about how to read food labels to identify hidden sugars in products and tips for Head Start staff to share with parents about limiting