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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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.Learn More