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Direct Child-Serving Practitioners

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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.

After a disaster or crisis, children benefit when adults assure them that they are safe and help them learn how to cope effectively. Use this tip sheet to find out what families and staff can do to help a child after a disaster or crisis.

Landslides or mudslides occur when mud, rocks, or debris move quickly down a slope. Use this tip sheet to learn about how to gauge risk, know what to do, and practice plans. Also, find out who to contact to help ensure your plan is effective.

Partnerships are not simple or easy, however, when basic strategies are developed and followed the process has a stable foundation to keep it on track. Included in this document are strategies for consideration that partners can address as they work together.

This document provides a list of specifics that partners might include in a written agreement, although not every item needs be addressed. Agreements vary, reflecting the uniqueness of the partnership.