Early Learning Resources

Health & Well-Being

Ensuring that children and families have access to health care and resources is an important part of making sure all children have a quality start in life.  The health resources below are designed to help you support the families at your programs.

Immunization Resources

Children in California are required to receive certain immunizations to attend child care and pre-school. We would like to provide some resources to help you encourage returning and newly enrolled children to catch up on required immunizations, and make sure that they are up to date with their recommended vaccines.

Below you will find some immunization education materials, as well as, resources to help your families locate a vaccine clinic if they are unable to make an appointment with their pediatrician or medical home, or if they do not currently have a medical home.

If you require further assistance finding immunization resources, please contact SchoolSupport@ph.lacounty.govFurthermore, if families in your facility are finding it challenging to obtain required immunizations and you would like to host a vaccine clinic at your site, please contact SchoolSupport@ph.lacounty.gov for more information.

Health and Safety Resources

Handwashing and Sanitizing Resources:

Medical and Eye Health Resources:

  • COACH for Kids provides free transitional medical care and social support services. Services are provided in the community Monday through Thursday, between 9AM and 3PM, and periodically on weekends.
  • UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic performs free basic eye examinations to determine the need for prescriptive lenses and to rule out the need for further treatment of any eye condition or disease. Prescription and reading eye glasses are provided at no cost to the patients who need them.

Self-Care and Wellness Resources

Self-Care Tips for Families and Early Educators:

Help Me Grow LA

Help Me Grow LA helps local community programs and services work together. First 5 LA and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health are joining with partners to make sure all children get connected to the services they need. Help Me Grow LA supports all families in promoting young children’s development and lifelong success by connecting them to developmental services and supports that promote their child’s well-being.

Help Me Grow LA Parent and Caregivers Toolkit – English, Spanish

The Parent and Caregivers Toolkit is a valuable practical resource for families of children with a developmental delay. This toolkit features 3 sections, focused on information about developmental milestones and delays, next steps about identifying a delay, and useful resources.

Parental Advocacy and Self-Care Workbook – English, Spanish

The Parent Advocacy and Self-Care Workbook provides advocacy and self-care tools to help parents and caregivers navigate support for their child, including identifying barriers, communicating needs, goal setting, self-care, and resources!

Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers

The National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness partnered with the National Head Start Association to create an online resource – Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers – to provide parents and caregivers with the information, suggested actions, and assistance they need to be empowered partners in their children’s vision and eye health, and to care for their own vision and eye health.

QSLA is proud of the many resources available on our website and hope they support your program and your family. If you are interested in sharing any of our QSLA created resources with your communities or on your website, social media or other platforms, please give QSLA credit by tagging us on Facebook @QualityStartLosAngeles or Twitter @QualityStartLA or sharing the link to our website for the resource.