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.
The purpose of this online tool kit is 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.
Parents and caregivers have indicated they would like to better understand the role that vision plays in their child’s development and ability to learn. This knowledge helps parents and caregivers know how to respond when their child receives a referral for an eye examination after a vision screening, and the importance of taking their child to an eye doctor.
The information in this tool kit is designed to help reduce the gap between vision screening referrals for eye examinations and follow-up to eye care.
It is our hope that Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, early care and education programs, and parent education and advocacy organizations will use this tool kit to impact the vision of children and their families across the United States for years to come.
LAUNCH DATE: October 2020
Why did we develop this online tool kit?
We developed the Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Parents and Caregivers with 5 goals to help
What is in the online tool kit?
Small Steps for Big Vision: A Family Vision Resource Tool Kit includes:
We thank the following Head Start programs for pilot testing the Parent/Caregiver Vision Social materials:
We thank parents/caregivers of the five pilot Head Start programs for their feedback on the presentation and materials provided during 10 Parent/Caregiver Vision Socials.
We thank parent members of the National Head Start Association Board of Directors who provided feedback during Focus Group meetings.
Small Steps for Big Vision will be available in October 2020. If you would like to be notified when the kit is available, please fill out the form, linked below.
Stay tuned for Small Steps for Big Vision: An Eye Health Information Tool Kit for Screeners, Early Childhood Education Teachers and Centers, Home Visitors, and Parent Education and Advocacy Organizations later in 2020.
Resources will include:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $299,999 with 3% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.