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The National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning in partnership with the Office of Head Start is celebrating the strengths of children who are dual language learners and shining a light on practices and resources to help promote and continue building on those strengths...

OST programs can play a role in mitigating and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are disruptive to a school-age child...

Protecting children from exposure to lead is important to lifelong good health. There is no safe level of lead exposure for children. The most important step adults can take is to prevent lead exposure before it occurs.

Find simple recipes for healthy snacks that young children can make in Head Start programs or at home with their families. Recipes appeared in Brush Up on Oral Health issues published between 2012 and 2017.

In the Embracing Health and Wellness series, learn about current research topics, best practices, and safety tips for Head Start and child care programs. Discover tips for supporting staff and engaging families.

State, Territory, and Tribal child care administrators and others may use this resource to support consumer education and family engagement.

Explore this resource to learn more about how to use social media to partner with families to support their children’s learning and development.

Child care provides an opportunity to have an impact on the lives of children and their families. Starting and operating a child care business is both a personal and a business decision.

The information in this resource guide is designed to help identify the education, training, and experience needed need to qualify for a teaching or administrative role in a child care center or to operate a family child care (FCC) program. Information is also included to help locate training...

Dental caries (tooth decay) is the most common chronic disease in children. Learn how child care health consultants can help early care and education programs apply use strategies and use resources to promote children’s oral health.

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