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This report considers how Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs can have a positive and lasting effect on the healthy growth and development of infants, toddlers, and their families. The report discusses systems that support health services and also touches upon the following issues: (1) health services for pregnant women, (2) oral health for infants and toddlers, (3) health screening for developmental, sensory, and behavioral concerns, (4) health care in rural communities, (5) Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs, (6) infant and child mental health, (7) children with special heath care needs, and (8) poverty and obesity. The report contains five appendices: (1) prenatal worksheet, (2) newborn health visit, (3) nursing control form, (4) health screening and immunization record, and (5) additional resources.
Keywords: Early Head Start, Head Start, Infant health, Child health, Young children, Migrant health programs, Infant development, Child development, Families, Low income groups, Health services, Health care systems, Pregnant women, Oral health, Rural communities, Developmental screening, Children with developmental disabilities, Sensory impairments, Behavior disorders, Mental health, Children with special health care needs, Poverty, Obesity