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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.

Well-Visit Planner

This internet-based tool was developed for parents and caregivers, of children 4 months to 6 years of age, to help identify and prioritize health risks and concerns before the well-child appointment.

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Virtual Early Education Center

The Virtual Early Education Center (VEEC) looks like an actual ECE center. Explore health and safety practices and useful resources while touring each room. Learn more about health-focused ECE and best practices.

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Vision Screening Fact Sheet

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

Keywords:Health and wellnessMedical homeChild screening and assessmentPhysical examinationsChild immunizations

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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness

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