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Direct Child-Serving Practitioners

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Making the transition to a new care and learning setting can have an impact on families. For both children and parents, transitions can lead to excitement and joy, and uncertainty and concerns.

The Cost Estimation Tool for Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnership Services is designed to help EHS-CC Partnership grantees and their child care partners plan for the cost of delivering comprehensive Early Head Start (EHS) serv

School readiness is the process of early learning and development, from infancy to school age. It’s a time when children can gain the skills and attitudes they need to succeed in school. Early interactions with important, caring adults build babies’ brains and influence development.

A strong relationship with a parent promotes a child’s development, learning, and increased school success. Child care programs can explore this resource to learn strategies to encourage strong and positive parent-child relationships.

Caring and responsive parent-child relationships help children thrive in school and in life.

Explore this resource to understand the differences between parent involvement and family engagement. Child care programs will learn why moving from parent involvement to family engagement practices can help staff build strong relationships with families.

 

This webinar included a facilitated discussion among leaders across the country to introduce a variety of approaches they have used to build the supply of high-quality child care. Presenters explored approaches that have worked well and ones that have not.

The 5-2-1-0 message provides suggestions for building healthy, active lives for everyone. Staff can share this postcard with parents to put on the refrigerator as a reminder to make healthy choices every day. 

 

Children in group care settings are at increased risk for infectious diseases such as influenza (flu). Seasonal influenza affects many children each year. Simple prevention and control strategies can help to protect children and their caregivers from complications.

On September 14, 2017 the National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE) and the National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL) facilitated a webinar where participants:

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