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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 brief to learn about a set of resources designed to help build knowledge and strengthen practices for implementing family engagement. They may be used to support professional development for early childhood and school-age care and education professionals.

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

Having access to safe and affordable child care is a critical issue for parents and other caregivers. Families face numerous decisions when balancing their work and home life, especially when it comes to choosing the type of care they will use.

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.

Infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and young children who experience a tragic event may show changes in their behaviors. They also may be indirectly affected by a crisis through what they hear or see on TV.

Vaccines can protect your young child from 14 dangerous diseases. Diseases that vaccines can prevent could be very serious. Read this tip sheet to learn more about protecting children with vaccines.

In these guides created for early childhood professionals, explore digital tools designed to encourage parents to talk with their infants and children. Share these tools with parents, along with tips and information about talking with their young children.

Explore the Relationship-Based Competencies to Support Family Engagement Series to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and individual practices that early childhood professionals need to engage families effectively in positive, goal-oriented relationships.

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