Our expert staff are 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:
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 is provided at no cost to participants
Create & Relate is a guided Do It Yourself (DIY) session to create teaching materials and activities that you can add to your Tooth Healthy Toolbox. There will be supplies, examples, and a DIY facilitator to lead the creation of your teaching materials and explore how they relate to the 5 basics of oral health from the Cavity Free Kids curriculum.
*This training is provided at no cost to participants