Theme 3: Ongoing Care & Well-Being

Explores high-quality health, oral health, mental health, and nutrition services that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate, and that will support each child's growth and school readiness. Presentations in this theme should offer supports for establishing an effective system of health and safety practices that also address parent, child, and staff care. This theme also includes organizational leadership concepts (i.e., fiscal management in early learning, governance, recordkeeping, and ongoing monitoring) that assist with program service delivery of all performance standards and ongoing quality improvement and delivering high-quality services..

  • Assessments and screenings in the early childhood classroom
  • Safety practices
  • Child health status and care
  • Community collaborations- establishing effective Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)/agreements to support Head Start programs
  • Benefits to Early Head Start-Childcare Partnerships (EHS-CCP)
  • Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Services Transition
  • Effective partnerships with Local Education Agency (LEA)
  • Creating a school family
  • Oral health practices
  • Child nutrition
  • Mental health & social, emotional well-being
  • Serving pregnant woman
  • Lead Screening and Indicators
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Staff health & wellness
  • Establishing and achieving program goals
  • Implementing program performance standards
  • Strategic planning
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