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  • Post-Disaster Child Care Needs and Resources

    Published: July 6, 2016
    The Post-Disaster Child Care Needs and Resources document is designed to address the challenges that families and child care providers may experience following a disaster.
  • Lo que los padres deben saber sobre el virus del Zika

    Published: July 6, 2016
    Se cree que el virus del Zika se transmite a las personas mediante la picadura de mosquitos, aunque también ha habido evidencia de la transmisión por vía sexual. La enfermedad es normalmente leve con síntomas que duran desde varios días hasta una semana. Alrededor de 1 de cada 5 personas infectadas con el virus del Zika desarrolla síntomas. La hospitalización no es común. Ha habido brotes del virus del Zika en Brasil, México, varios países de Centroamérica y Sudamérica, en algunas islas del Caribe, como Puerto Rico e incluso ha habido algunos casos recientes en EE.UU.
  • Lo que Head Start y los programas de cuidado infantil deben saber sobre el virus del Zika

    Published: July 6, 2016
    Se cree que el virus del Zika se transmite a las personas mediante las picaduras de los mosquitos; también ha habido por lo menos un caso documentado de transmisión por vía sexual.
  • Fact Sheet: What Parents Need to Know About Zika Virus

    Published: July 6, 2016
    What parents need to know about Zika.
  • Measles: What Programs Serving Children and Families Should Know

    Published: February 13, 2015
    For ACF-supported human services programs that serve children, youth, and families, news reports about the outbreak of measles cases in a number of states may be especially concerning. Staff may have questions about what they can do to help prevent the spread of measles, and how to provide accurate information to parents.
  • Understanding Ebola: Information for Child Care Providers

    Published: November 3, 2014
    For center-based and home-based child care providers, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning.  CCDF grantees and partners are encouraged to use this fact sheet to answer questions staff may have and support staff, children, and families.
  • Understanding Ebola: Information for Head Start and Early Head Start Parents

    Published: November 3, 2014
    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it is natural for parents and guardians to be concerned. It is very unlikely that you or your children will be exposed to Ebola, but you may have questions. This fact sheet provides information that is helpful to you as a parent or caregiver and answers questions you may have about Ebola.
  • Understanding Ebola: For Parents of Young Children

    Published: November 3, 2014
    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it is natural for parents and guardians to be concerned. It is very unlikely that you or your children will be exposed to Ebola, but you may have questions. This fact sheet provides information that is helpful to you as a parent or caregiver and answers questions you may have about Ebola.
  • Ebola: The Facts for Head Start Programs

    Published: November 3, 2014
    For parents and guardians of the more than one million children from birth to age five who receive comprehensive services each day through Head Start and Early Head Start programs, as well as for Head Start program staff members, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning. Head Start and Early Head Start programs are encouraged to use this fact sheet to answer questions staff may have and support staff, children, and families.
  • How Do I Talk to My Child about Ebola?

    Published: November 3, 2014
    In order to reduce your child’s fears of Ebola, it is best to limit his or her exposure to TV reports on the disease. You may also need to monitor your child’s use of social media and the internet. Be cautious about discussing Ebola where children may overhear. If your children ask questions, make time to listen to their concerns and answer their questions.

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