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Direct Child-Serving Practitioners

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  • Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOC Basics) represents the minimum health and safety standards required in Head Start and child care programs, family child care homes, and other places children are cared for outside of their own home.

    Encouraging tooth brushing in Head Start and child care programs helps promote oral health and teaches children a lifelong habit. Use this video to train staff to begin a daily toothbrushing program in Head Start and child care programs.

    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.

    These posters share simple, positive messages about brushing children’s teeth with fluoridated toothpaste, drinking fluoridated water, eating a healthy diet, and talking to the dentist or doctor about fluoride treatments for children. The posters are available in English and Spanish.

    This series of handouts for pregnant women and parents of infants and young children provides simple tips on oral health issues. Child care staff are encouraged to share the handouts with families to promote good oral health. The handouts are available in English and Spanish.

    The tip sheet provides best practices related to foods, drinks, and oral hygiene to promote good oral health for infants (birth to age 1), toddlers (ages 1–3), and young children (ages 3–5). Review information on how to handle basic oral health emergencies.

    This plenary was presented during the Office of Child Care’s 2019 Tribal Management Institute.

    Nationwide, early childhood programs are being encouraged to implement policies to reduce and eliminate preschool expulsion.

    Explore este recurso para conocer mensajes, estrategias y ejemplos clave para los profesionales de la primera infancia y sus socios locales con el objeto de promover la utilización de subsidios para el cuidado infantil entre las familias que forman parte de las Asociaciones entre Early Head...

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