(2015, Links updated in 2019) | Useful to Parent Centers in helping orient refugee and immigrant families to life in the United States. (Available in English, Arabic, and Spanish) 

The Office of Head Start collaborated with the Office of Refugee Resettlement to produce this handbook for programs serving refugee families and newly arrived immigrant families. It may be used with parents to help ease their transition to a new country, because it provides families with information on:

  • family well-being,
  • health and safety,
  • healthy brain development,
  • early learning and school readiness,
  • guidance and discipline, and
  • family engagement in early care and education.

The handout comes with tip sheets and suggestions for ways in which to use the handbook.

All these materials are available in English and in Arabic, at:
https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/culture-language/article/raising-young-children-new-country-early-learning-healthy-development

Find the materials in Spanish, at:
https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/es/cultura-e-idioma/articulo/la-crianza-de-ninos-pequenos-en-un-pais-nuevo-manual-de-apoya-al