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Healthy Smiles Summit
March 13 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join us (virtually!) for our first online Healthy Smiles Summit! Our expert staff is ready to share the importance of good early oral health habits. Attendees will learn simple and fun ways to engage children and families in conversation, songs, books, and learning center activities that promote healthy habits. The Summit will be focused on learning how to plan and implement policies and practices related to the 5 Basics of Oral Health:
Early Childhood Professionals Receive:
- Certificate for 5.5 hours of professional development
- Tooth Healthy Toolbox: curriculum binder, family engagement tips, and an assortment of activity ideas and materials.
Summit Session Descriptions:
Cavity Free Kids: This session focuses on oral health education for young children and their families. Cavity Free Kids includes a rich collection of lessons, activities, stories, songs, and other resources that actively engage young children in fun-filled, play-based learning and help parents practice good oral health habits at home.
Healthy Smiles Champion: The champion session builds upon the Cavity Free Kids training and aims to improve the oral health of young children by supporting early childhood programs with the implementation of tooth-healthy practices. You will receive the support and materials needed to begin implementing tooth brushing and coaching tools to support adding tooth healthy practices in your program.
Program Policies: This is a session designed to help you learn how to create and maintain an effective health policy. You can use the information to create a policy that supports implementing tooth healthy practices in your program. We will review sample policies and tools that will help you to create tooth healthy policies for your family and/or staff handbooks.
*This training has been temporarily modified for completion during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course will be provided using the Zoom platform and will include interaction among attendees.