Toothbrushing at the classroom table is a quicker, more structured way to have children brush than individually at the sink. In this video, learn how to prepare, model, clean up, and store supplies.
Oral Health and School Readiness: At Head Start, school readiness begins with health because a child must be healthy to be ready to learn. School readiness depends on positive physical, social and emotional, learning, language, and cognitive development.
Program staff and families are encouraged to explore all of the Head Start Program Performance Standards related to oral health.
Explore important information Head Start health managers, family service coordinators, and home visitors can use to help parents and pregnant women understand the benefits of fluoride.
This issue of Brush Up on Oral Health offers tips Head Start staff can share with parents about using a pacifier safely and weaning their child from a pacifier.
Learn about fluoride use for children and pregnant women. Discover why using fluoride is safe and effective and how people receive it. Also, find tips for working with families, and program policies and procedures.
In this issue, learn more about oral health signs of physical and sexual abuse. Also, find resources for Head Start staff to help them support families.
PDF for the February 2018 Brush Up on Oral Health tip sheet: Water and Health.
Child care health consultants can help families and staff understand the effects of oral health on children’s overall health and development.
This fact sheet provides tips to help families ensure that their children's oral health begins in infancy.