Early Childhood

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ADVOCACY

 

CHILD CARE

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD INITIATIVES in west central Minnesota

 

EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

 

HEALTH (physical, social and emotional)

 

ORAL HEALTH

  • America's Tooth Fairy-National Children's Oral Health Foundation
  • Healthy Habits for Happy Smiles 
    • This series provides simple tips on oral health issues for parents of infants and young children. The six handouts from the National Center on Health are available in English and Spanish.
  • National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC)
    • OHRC offers brochures and handouts for pregnant women and parents of young children on promoting good oral health. Find tips on how to get dental care, the best foods to offer, and more. Order these free materials in bulk for your program in English or Spanish.
  • Think Teeth
    • Check out the oral health education materials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Use them to help families choose good oral health habits. These free materials provide tips for pregnant women, parents, and caregivers.
  • Oral Health Resources for Spanish-Speaking Families
    • Share these oral health resources and activities with the Spanish-speaking families in your program. Find information on dental visits, fluoride, nutrition, oral health care, oral hygiene, and safety.
  • Brush Up on Oral Health Newsletters
    • Explore current and previous issues of the newsletter to find best and promising practices in oral health, current research, practical tips, frequently asked questions, and recipes for healthy snacks.
  • Melissa's Story
    • Melissa is one of many mothers who are frustrated by the lack of understanding that oral health is an important and integral part of overall physical health.

PARENT/FAMILY RESOURCES

 

INVESTMENT

  

PREVENTION

 

RESEARCH