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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families. n.d.. Bringing it together: Head Start-state collaboration projects. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, 67 pp.

Annotation: This report provides an introduction to the Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, which involve Head Start in state planning and policy making efforts that affect low income children and families. It includes some fact sheets on the Collaboration Projects, project profiles and contact list, legislation regarding Head Start-State Collaboration Projects, and an excerpt from the report of the Advisory Committee on Head Start Quality and Expansion.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Early childhood education, Family support, Head Start, Low income groups, Policy development, Program descriptions, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Statewide planning

Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Early Childhood Committee. 2018. Oral health educational resources for home visitors and families: Environmental scan—2018 update. Reno, NV: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 19 pp.

Annotation: This environmental scan identifies oral health educational resources for home visitors and the families they serve. It also addresses gaps in existing resources and opportunities to promote oral health in home visiting programs. Methods of conducting the scan are described. A list of resources with a description of each is included.

Contact: Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, 3858 Cashill Boulevard, Reno, NV 89509, Telephone: (775) 626-5008 Fax: (775) 626-9268 E-mail: info@astdd.org Web Site: http://www.astdd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Families, Head Start, Health promotion, Home visits, Oral health, Resource materials

Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Head Start Association, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Oral Health Program, Medical College of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dental Association. 2017. Earlier Is Better: Oral health program for Early Head Start–Final project report 2012–2016. Milwaukee, WI: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 70 pp.

Annotation: This report describes a partnership to improve oral health in pregnant women and children enrolled in Early Head Start in Wisconsin and, specifically, those enrolled in the home visiting program. Contents include information about data collection and statistical analysis, partnership overview and processes, training for home visitors and parent educators on using the Parent Oral Health Education Toolkit (POHET), changes in oral health knowledge and behaviors for parents and other caregivers after implementation of the POHET, increases in the number of children with a dental home, and reductions in children's dental caries experience at age 3.

Contact: Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin, 620 South 76th Street, Suite 120, Milwaukee, WI 53214, Telephone: (414) 292-4000 Secondary Telephone: (414) 337-4561 Fax: (414) 231-4972 Web Site: http://www.chawisconsin.org/oral-health.php?pg=13 Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Health education, Home visiting, Infants, Oral health, Parent education, Pregnant women, Program descriptions, Program evaluation, State programs, Training, Wisconsin, Young children

U.S. Office of Head Start. 2016–. Head Start policy and regulations. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, multiple items.

Annotation: These resources for Head Start agencies that provide services to children and families describe program performance standards and the requirements set forth in the Head Start Act of 2007. Topics include program governance, financial and administrative requirements, administrative procedures, and definitions. Information about program operations including oral health services are provided. Additional resources for grantees include information memoranda, program instructions, and information about fiscal regulations.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Administration, Community based services, Community programs, Comprehensive programs, Costs, Early childhood education, Early intervention programs, Educational programs, Federal legislation, Fiscal management, Head Start, Health programs, Oral health, Prevention programs, Program budgeting, Program coordination, Program development, Program management, Psychosocial development, Regulations, Standards, Young Children

Mohan A, Walker C. 2016. Early Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2014. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 3 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet uses data from the Head Start Program Information Report to describe the characteristics of children enrolled in Early Head Start and their families and the services provided to them. Data are presented on participants, families, programs, and staff. Topics include demographics, screenings, ongoing source of care, special health care needs, prenatal and postnatal health care, health insurance, oral examinations and mental health interventions, and child care subsidy.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Federal programs, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Pregnant women, Statistics, Young children

Vracar C, Holicky A, Wahby J, Calhoun J. 2016. Oral health status of Florida's Early Head Start and Head Start children 2014–2015. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Department of Health, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes results from a statewide survey of young children enrolled in Early Head Start and Head Start centers in Florida. Topics include dental caries experience, untreated tooth decay, and dental sealants. The appendices contain the consent and questionnaire forms for parents, a screening form, a screening results letter to parents, and information about other indicators from the parent questionnaire including toothache, last dental visit, follow-up care, reason for last dental visit, and dental insurance. [Survey funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Florida Department of Health, Public Health Dental Program, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A14, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1724, Telephone: (850) 245-4333 Web Site: http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/community-health/dental-health/index.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Dental care, Dental caries, Dental insurance, Dental sealants, Early Head Start, Florida, Head Start, Health status, Oral health, Population surveillance, Preventive health services, Screening, State surveys, Statistical data, Young children

Mariani M, Velazquez L, Kattlove J. 2016. Healthy mouth, healthy start: Improving oral health for young children and families through early childhood home visiting. Santa Monica, CA: Children's Partnership, 11 pp.

Annotation: This brief examines how oral health is incorporated into the early childhood home visiting models that serve the largest number of young children in California: Healthy Families America, Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents as Teachers, Welcome Baby, and Early Head Start (home-based option). It makes the case for increasing efforts to promote oral health care in home-visiting programs and strengthening the relationship between the home-visiting community and the oral health community. The brief also articulates recommendations for next steps that home-visiting programs can take to continue addressing oral health disparities among young children and pregnant women.

Contact: Children's Partnership, 1351 Third Street Promenade, Suite 206, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1321, Telephone: (310) 260-1220 Fax: (310) 260-1921 E-mail: frontdoor@childrenspartnership.org Web Site: http://www.childrenspartnership.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, California, Dental care, Early Head Start, Early intervention, Health care disparities, Health disparities, Health education, Health promotion, Home visiting, Infants, Low income groups, Model programs, Oral health, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Relationships, State programs, Young children

Schmit S, Walker C. 2016. Disparate access: Head Start and CCDBG data by race and ethnicity. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 30 pp.

Annotation: This brief highlights state-level data by race and ethnicity about differential access to Head Start preschool, Early Head Start, and Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)-funded child care. Contents include background on eligibility and funding of Head Start and CCDBG, racial and ethnic diversity of young children, and young children in poverty; data on the percentage of eligible children served by program, race/ethnicity, and state; and potential policy implications and data gaps.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Block grants, Child care, Child development, Early Head Start, Early childhood education, Early intervention, Ethnic groups, Federal programs, Head Start, Infants, Low income groups, Service delivery, Statistics, Toddlers, Young children

Barnett WS, Friedman-Krauss AH. 2016. State(s) of Head Start. New Brunswick, NJ: National Institute for Early Education Research, 112 pp.

Annotation: This report describes and analyzes Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state. The report focuses on the 2014–2015 program year but also provides longitudinal data beginning with the 2006–2007 program year. Contents include background on the history of Head Start; what the research says about Head Start's effectiveness; and inequalities in access, quality, duration, and funding. Conclusions and policy recommendations; national figures and overview; and a guide to state profiles, including data points, are also provided.

Contact: National Institute for Early Education Research, Rutgers University, 73 Eastern Ave., New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Telephone: (732) 932-4350 Fax: (732) 932-4360 E-mail: sbarnett@nieer.org Web Site: http://nieer.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Data, Early childhood education, Enrollment, Equal opportunities, Financing, Head Start, Low income groups, National programs, Policy development, Quality assurance, Research, Standards, Teaching, Young children

Martin LT, Karoly LA. 2016. Addressing oral health in Head Start: Insights from the Head Start health manager descriptive study. Washington, DC: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from a study to explore how Head Start programs are addressing the challenge of tooth decay in infants and young children. Topics include the burden of tooth decay on Head Start programs as perceived by health managers; health programming (services, activities, education) and policies to address tooth decay; training and staff models to address tooth decay; and how programs are leveraging other partners, community resources, and their health services advisory committee to address tooth decay; and how programs are leveraging other partners, community resources, and their health services advisory committee to address tooth decay. The study covered the period 2011–2016.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Seventh Floor West, Washington, DC 20447, Web Site: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre Available from the website. Document Number: OPRE Report no. 2016-84.

Keywords: Dental caries, Early Head Start, Head Start, Health education, Health services delivery, Infants, Oral health, Public private partnerships, Research, Training, Work force, Young children

National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness. 2015. Family well-being: Oral health tip sheet. [Washington, DC]: National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, 2 pp.

Annotation: This tip sheet for Head Start and child care staff provides tips on how to communicate with parents from various cultural backgrounds, especially parents who are refugees, about improving their child’s oral health. The tip sheet discusses cultural considerations to keep in mind when talking to families and lists important points about oral health to mention.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Consumer education materials, Early Head Start, Early childhood education, Families, Head Start, Migrants, Non English language materials, Oral health, Refugees, Spanish language materials, Young children

Huntley B, Hagen J. 2014–2016. Cavity Free Kids: Head Start and child care curriculum. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

Annotation: This curriculum includes lessons, play-based activities, and complementary parent resources that Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, and preschool programs can use to teach children and their families about what causes tooth decay and how to prevent it. Topics include the importance of primary teeth; water and tooth-healthy foods; toothbrushing, flossing, and swishing; and visiting the dentist. Contents include circle time lessons, learning center activities, parent handouts, and family-engagement tools. A list of supplies, instructions, and Head Start learning domains and elements is included.

Contact: Washington Dental Service Foundation, P.O. Box 75983, Seattle, WA 98175-0983, Telephone: (206) 528-2373 Contact Phone: (206) 528-7339 Fax: E-mail: foundation@deltadentalwa.com Contact E-mail: kamundson@deltadentalwa.com Web Site: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Curricula, Early Head Start, Early childhood education, Head Start, Health education, Oral health, Teachers, Training materials, Young children

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health. 2014–. Tooth Talk: Videos. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health and North Carolina Division of Public Health, Oral Health Section, multiple items.

Annotation: These videos for Head Start staff and other child care and early education professionals address oral health care for pregnant women, infants, and young children. Topics include the importance of early oral health care, fluoride varnish, healthy eating, toothbrushing, weaning from a bottle, and motivational interviewing. Many of the videos are appropriate for sharing with parents.

Contact: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health, 170 Rosenau Hall, CB #5400, 135 Dauer Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400, E-mail: sphcomm@listserv.unc.edu Contact E-mail: toothtalkchat@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.sph.unc.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Dental care, Dental caries, Disease prevention, Early Head Start, Fluorides, Head Start, Infants, Nutrition, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnant women, Prevention programs, Preventive health services, Young children

National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations. 2014-. Data in Head Start and Early Head Start: Digging into data. Washington, DC: Office of Head Start, 1 v.

Matthews H, Schmit S. 2014. What state leaders should know about Early Head Start. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 12 pp.

Annotation: This paper reviews key aspects of how the Early Head Start (EHS) program works. Each section includes topics for state leaders to consider, such as how other state systems relate to a particular aspect of EHS or what types of policy changes and partnership states could effect to ensure better coordination between EHS and other state programs.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Federal programs, Infants, Leadership, Policy development, Pregnant women, Public private partnerships, State initiatives, Systems development, Young children

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center. 2014. Making the link between health and school readiness. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, 41 pp.

Annotation: This tool describes the link between health and school readiness to help Head Start programs design school-readiness goals that incorporate health strategies, including oral health strategies. Topics include how program leaders can use the tool, links between health and the Child Development and Early Learning Framework domains, other school readiness goals, and health services that impact school readiness.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Educational objectives, Goals, Head Start, Health services, Infants, Learning activities, Pregnant women, Program planning, School readiness, Young children

National Center on Health. 2014. The medical home and Head Start working together. [Elk Grove Village, IL]: National Center on Health, 2 pp.

Center for Law and Social Policy. 2014. United States: Early Head Start by the numbers—2013 PIR profile. Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy, 4 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet highlights Early Head Start data based on Program Information Report data, which all Head Start programs are required to complete on an annual basis. Contents include data on programs, participants, families, and staff. Topics include the number of grantees/delegates, slots, and participants served by program option; operating schedule for center-based programs; actual enrollment; primary language spoken in the home; race and ethnicity; screenings; disability services; usual source of care; health insurance; immunizations; prenatal and postpartum health care including oral examinations and treatment and mental health interventions; family services; and the number of staff and teachers, teacher education level, race and ethnicity of child development staff, and language ability of staff.

Contact: Center for Law and Social Policy, 1200 18th Street, N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 906-8000 Fax: (202) 842-2885 E-mail: http://www.clasp.org/about/contact Web Site: http://www.clasp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Federal programs, Health services delivery, Low income groups, Pregnant women, Statistical data, Young children

Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program. 2013. 2011–2012 Head Start oral health survey Nevada. Carson City, NV: Nevada State Health Division, Oral Health Program, 19 pp.

Annotation: This report presents findings from an oral health survey of students in Head Start in Nevada. Topics include population estimates on four indicators: untreated tooth decay, treated decay, dental caries experience, and early childhood caries. Estimates are also presented relative to Healthy People 2020 targets. Additional topics include demographics, affordability and accessibility of oral health care, and the relationship between body mass index and overall oral health. A summary of key findings is also available.

Contact: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Oral Health Program, 4150 Technology Way, Carson City, NV 89706, Telephone: (775) 684-4200 Fax: (775) 684-4211 Web Site: http://dpbh.nv.gov/Programs/OH/OH-Home Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Child health, Data, Dental care, Dental caries, Early childhood caries, Head Start, Healthy People 2020, Nevada, Oral health, State surveys, Young children

[Early Head Start National Resource Center]. 2013. Families with multiple children in the EHS home-based option (rev.). [Washington, DC: Early Head Start National Resource Center], 2 pp. (Early Head Start tip sheet; no. 33)

Annotation: This tip sheet, which is intended to provide a basis for dialogue, clarification, and problem solving among Head Start personnel, technical assistance consultants, and grantees, offers information on whether home visits are required for each child for families with more than one child enrolled in the Early Head Start home-based program. The tip sheet provides questions to consider for planning and programming, and relevant Head Start performance standards.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Families, Head Start, Home visiting, Infants, Low income groups, Program planning, Young children

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.