Topic: Health and Wellness

Starling Minds Mental Fitness

Starling Minds Mental Fitness is a self-guided digital program that is available 24/7. It’s immediate, private, and tailored for NHSA members. In three simple steps a day, you can proactively build daily habits that will help you better manage stress, anxiety, burnout, or depression and take control of your life and wellbeing—on a phone, tablet, or computer.

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Toolkit: #SleeveUp4HeadStart

Cooking with Kids Builds a Strong Mind and Body

Five reasons why cooking with kids is a great investment in the health of the whole child and the whole family.

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Partnering on Dental Care for Children

Oral health is an essential component of Head Start’s comprehensive care. Local partnerships ensure every child has access to dental care.

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Health Service Certification

This certification provides health service staff the opportunity to demonstrate competency of the essential skills that support children’s health and wellbeing in a developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate manner.

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Lead Exposure

Routine screenings and treatment, strong early learning opportunities with individualized supports, and proper nutrition are all part of catching lead exposure early and intervening to put children on a strong trajectory for the future. By delivering such services, Head Start acts as a powerful intervention across the nation. When the water crisis in Flint became…

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2021 Health Benchmark and Trends Report

Home Visitors in WV Approach Families with Understanding

Home visitors provide comprehensive child development services in the home environment, including support of the parent-child relationship.

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Balancing the Holidays

Each month, NHSA Touchpoint shares insights into our latest work to support your programs, our community’s accomplishments and special events, and a love note or two. This month, we are taking a look at balancing the holidays for children and Head Start staff. (Last month, we talked about early nutrition.) This Month’s Theme: Balancing the Holidays…

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Brushing Up on Oral Health

Oral health is a key aspect of a child’s school readiness. Head Start promoting oral health habits in early childhood.

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Drive-Through Distributions, Community Partnerships Help Mitigate Food Insecurity

Kristina Bedikian is a champion for children and families with an ability to forge community partnerships to mitigate food insecurity.

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Jessica Moore Created Community despite Challenges of 2020

Early Childhood Services Director Jessica Moore’s inclusivity during COVID-19 created a network she hopes will be a model of collaboration going forward.

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