Promoting Oral Health: A Texas Healthy Building Blocks Training

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

Creating healthy habits is a critical element of quality early childhood programs. This course reviews practices that promote oral health. It is aligned with Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition criteria and was developed with support from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Course Information

The purpose of this online training course is to help early childhood professionals adopt strategies to support children's development of positive oral health habits. It addresses science-based best practices that can be applied in any care and early education program.

Once you have completed this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe factors that support and threaten oral health
  • Use practices that support oral health and oral hygiene habits
  • Design effective policies and educational opportunities

This course is aligned with the guidelines of the Texas Healthy Building Blocks recognition program. It was developed with funding from the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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