The Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Project is a collaborative effort led by the National Head Start Association in cooperation with other early childhood care and education practitioners and organizations of practitioners to realize successful partnerships between Early Head Start and child care providers that expand access to high quality comprehensive care for at-risk children and their families.
Watch this podcast to learn how to use focused observation to gain a clearer understanding of infants’ and toddlers’ development and learning. Take the opportunity to "try out" and refine your observation skills.
This podcast focuses on observation and how it can help you gain a more objective understanding of the children and families you work with. Practice removing your opinions from observations in order to build a more positive relationship with babies and their parents.
Explore how the connections within the brain are created, organized, and evolve during the first few years of life. This newsletter describes how early experiences can shape brain architecture from birth and lay a foundation for children’s learning.
While roughly 15 percent of new mothers suffer from maternal depression, the rates are much higher in families with lower incomes. In fact, 52 percent of mothers in an Early Head Start research study reported high levels of depressive symptoms.
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If a pregnant woman is ‘eating for two’ whenever she sits down for a meal, then it’s also true that she is ‘sleeping for two’ every time she goes to bed. Pregnancy can significantly reshape the sleep architecture of expecting mothers, often for the worse. Sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome are somewhat commonplace. Furthermore, physical symptoms of pregnancy like cramps and nausea, as well as the general discomfort of carrying a child to term, can greatly exacerbate sleep-related conditions.
Text4Teachers supports Head Start and Early Head Start teachers, staff, and others who care for and teach young children in center-based and family child care settings. Sign up to receive two free text messages per month with information, tips, research, and resources to strengthen and support your teaching practices. Text4Teachers will also share messages about key events and professional development opportunities. Get access to the newest resources as soon as they are released.