February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an event of the American Dental Association (ADA). This year, the ADA is promoting the practice of drinking tap water with fluoride. Here are some resources on oral health.
Each month Early Learning and School Readiness publishes an Early Learning Newsletter which provides program updates for early childhood education. Learn how to sign up and manage your subscriptions.
Building on prior successful partnerships to promote early brain and language development and early STEM education, today, the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services are joining with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development. All of the resources feature examples of simple actions to take, some of which caregivers might be doing already, such as maintaining consistent routines for young children.
As you may regularly witness first-hand, birth defects can have far-reaching effects on the lives of children and families. While many unknown factors can play a role in the occurrence of birth defects, infection prevention is one of the simple steps we can all work together on.
Print out “Prevent to Protect Prevent Infections for Baby’s Protection” to raise awareness of the connection between infections and birth defects.
Resources to support your conversations with families are available through the BrightFutures.org and HealthyChildren.org websites.
Most of us are hoping for only light snow this winter, but INFOhio is helping prepare for the worst with INFOhio’s Blizzard Bags for K-12.