Focus on School Readiness
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Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
Arc of Illinois, Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center. 2011, 2008. Tools for Schools: Related Services and Accommodations for Children with Special Needs. Homewood, IL: Arc of Illinois, Family-to-Family Health Information and Education Center.
This document (English and Spanish) provides guidance for families with a child or adolescent with special health care needs about dental and other health examinations required for students entering kindergarten, fifth grade, and ninth grade, as well as for students enrolling in Illinois schools for the first time. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Holt K, Barzel R. 2010. Pain and Suffering Shouldn't Be an Option: School-Based and School-Linked Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 4 pp.
This fact sheet provides information about the importance of good oral health during childhood and adolescence. Topics include school readiness, disparities, oral trauma, nutrition, dental sealants, fluoride varnish, and school-based and school-linked oral health services. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Honigfeld L, Meyers J, Macary S. 2011. A Framework for Child Health Services: Supporting the Healthy Development and School Readiness of Connecticut's Children—A Toolkit for Integrating Child Health Services into Community Early Childhood Initiatives [upd. ed.]. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. 62 pp.
This toolkit provides guidance for communities working to ensure that young children are ready for school and to enhance efforts to prepare them for success in school. Topics include identifying critical child health issues, resources, strengths, and needs; bridging child health systems with other community systems; engaging child health professionals; and integrating child health recommendations into early care and education settings.
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Oral Health Program. 2011. School Readiness Initiative: Connecting Oral Health & School Readiness. Helena, MT: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. 4 pp.
This document describes a statewide initiative to address the physical well-being and language development domains of school readiness by providing oral health education and outreach to young children and their families. Topics include results from a survey to assess parents' perceptions, attitudes, and opinions about oral health, how the results are being used, and what parents can do to ensure good oral health for children.
National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants. Healthy Smiles Through Child Care Health Consultation: A Distance Learning Course. Chapel Hill, NC: National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants.
This training course is designed to help child care health consultants assist child care facilities in improving their oral health practices and policies. Topics include tooth development, oral diseases, prevention, access to care, oral health promotion, and children with special health care needs. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Oral and Health Delivery Systems
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