1. Determining Child Health Status (Video)
Evidence suggests that when children receive preventive well-child care, early diagnosis, and effective treatment, they are more likely to engage in learning. This is why it is important to include a determination of a child's health status.
2. Making The Link Between Health And School Readiness (Webinar)
Program leaders can use this information to design school readiness goals that integrate meaningful health strategies and even link with health service plans.
3. When Health Affects Assessment
A child's health is a key component in assessing school readiness data and make programmatic decisions. This fact sheet offers questions and tools to consider with regards to the impact of child health on assessment.
4. 10 Actions To Create A Culture Of Safety
Building a culture of safety is part of a program's vision for serving children and families. The 10 actions in this resource guide are the most prominent safety and injury prevention strategies found in the national data on successful early care and education programs.
5. The Medical Home And Head Start Working Together6. Vision Screening: A Fact Sheet For Early Care And Education Programs
Effective partnership between Head Start or any early care and education program with a child's medical home helps improve child health outcomes and helps programs meet the requirement of ensuring that children have an ongoing source of continuous, accessible care. Tips for improving that partnership are included here.
One of the best ways to promote children's vision health is by developing and implementing policies and procedures that both define and support ways for staff to collaborate with families.
7. Using Motivational Interviewing Techniques To More Effectively Partner With Parents (Video)
Motivational interviewing is an effective tool in promoting relationships and behavior change. Its principles and strategies may be used to enhance relationships and help staff feel more confident when addressing challenging issues. This webinar examines how to more effectively partner with parents through use of motivational interviewing strategies
8. Active Supervision (Video)
The Active Supervision Toolkit provides resources related to child supervision, safe environments, and systems that support child supervision. The poster/tip sheet highlights strategies that allow children to explore their environment safely.