National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness


NCECHW

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The NCECHW is a collaborative effort between the Office of Head Start, the Office of Child Care, and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, which accomplishes the goal of providing information and resources to health professionals working with Head Start and child care programs across the country. Part of that work involves the formation and maintenance of a national online resource for early childhood health information: The Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC). The ECLKC serves the needs of a variety of stakeholders, including educators, families, health managers, directors and other early childhood professionals.


Plain Language Resources
Plain language resources are focused on the reader and on clear communication. They are visually inviting, logically organized and easy to read.




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Working with Head Start & Child Care Programs
Explore opportunities for partnering with your local Head Start and Child Care programs to improve the health and school readiness of children.




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Head Start & Child Care Program Best Practices
Early childhood programs are required to follow performance standards and policies. Resources provide guidance on how to implement these performance standards and policies.

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Health & Safety Resources
Find resources for topics such as immunization schedules, health issues, car seat safety, cold weather safety and more.





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