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Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health. 2012. Healthy teeth for happy smiles: Oral health tips for parents and caregivers (rev.). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, 2 pp.

Wisconsin Department of Health Services
One West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703

Telephone: (608) 266-1865
Secondary Telephone: (888) 701-1251
E-mail: dhswebmaster@wisconsin.gov
Website: http://dhs.wisconsin.gov
Available from the website.

This brochure provides expecting and new parents with an overview of facts pertaining to the oral health of their infants and children. It includes information on teething, primary teeth, early childhood caries, dental sealants, nutrition, fluoride, and ways to care for teeth.

Keywords: Oral health, Infants, Young children, Health promotion, Developmental stages, Educational materials

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Vogel CA, Boller K, Xue Y, Blair R, Aikens N, Burwick A, Shrago Y, Lepidus Carlson B, Kalb L, Mendenko L, Cannon J, Harrington S, Stein J. 2011. Learning as we go: A first snapshot of Early Head Start programs, staff, families, and children. Princeton, NJ: Mathematica, 2 v.

Mathematica Policy Research
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, NJ 08543-2393

Telephone: (609) 799-3535
Fax: (609) 799-0005
E-mail: info@mathematica-mpr.com
Website: http://www.mathematica-mpr.com
Available from the website. Document Number: OPRE Report 2011-7.

This report, which offers insights about Early Head Start (EHS) programs and staff is the first in a series on the progress of children who are enrolled in EHS and their families. Report content is based on findings from the Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey. Topics include what is EHS; what services are delivered to families and how these services are individualized; and what are the characteristics of and services provided to families, special populations, and subgroups in EHS.

Keywords: Early Head Start, Infants, Young children, Families, Low income groups, Early childhood education, Infant development, Early childhood development, Programs, Surveys, Services, Oral health

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U.S. Office of Head Start. 2012. The Head Start child development and early learning framework: How do preschool programs support school readiness?. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 1 v.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
U.S. Office of Head Start Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This resource describes how the revised Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework aligns and builds from five domains of birth to five school readiness to identify critical areas of learning and development for children including dual language learners and children with special needs. A webcast provides an overview of the revisions; descriptions of the three new domains and their rationale; the relationship of the framework to program operations, planning, and quality improvement; and how the framework brings additional focus to school readiness for preschool children. Additional topics include school readiness goals and core strategies to promote school readiness. A video and transcript announcing the revised framework are also available.

Keywords: Infants, Young children, Families, Children with special health care needs, Head Start, School readiness, Language development, Community programs, Oral health

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U.S. Head Start Bureau. 2000. Curriculum in Head Start. Head Start Bulletin 67:1-35. March 2000..

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
U.S. Office of Head Start Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This issue provides guidance in developing a Head Start curriculum to meet the particular needs of children in their communities. Topics include defining curriculum in Head Start, curriculum and reauthorization, and planning for linguistic and cultural diversity. A framework for discussing Head Start accomplishments and outcomes, a checklist for early childhood curriculum, a list of questions and answers about Head Start curriculum, and a list of resources are also included.

Keywords: Head Start, Curriculum development, Program development, Cultural sensitivity, Cultural diversity, Educational materials, Oral health, Parents, Children, Infants, Families, Adults

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U.S. Children's Bureau. 1965. Conference of the Ad Hoc Committee on Dental Care for Mentally Retarded Children sponsored by the College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee and the United States Children's Bureau: Memphis, Tennessee, March 8-9, 1965. Washington, DC: U.S. Children's Bureau, 91 pp, ([Children's Bureau related publication]).

Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9770
Fax: (202) 784-9777
E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchlibrary.org
Available from the website.

These proceedings discuss the establishment of guidelines for practicing dentists on dental care for children with mental retardation. This document defines mental retardation clinics and discusses their status and their legal basis. Discussions of the committee about maternity and infant care projects comprise the majority of the document. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: Oral health, Guidelines, Dental care, Mental retardation, Children with developmental disabilities, Clinics, Children's Bureau, Maternity and Infant Care Projects, Federal MCH programs, Children, Adults, Parents

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Tinanoff N, ed. 1997. Early Childhood Caries Conference, Bethesda, Maryland, October 1997. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health, ca 50 pp.

National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
Fax: (202) 784-9777
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
Single photocopies available at no charge.

This participant's folder provides information for a conference on early childhood caries. An initial description and discussion of understanding are followed by short presenter biographies and papers on biological mechanisms of early childhood caries, psychosocial and behavioral issues in early childhood caries, prevention of early childhood caries, related research issues, related public health issues, policy issues, and a synopsis of the problem. A list of registered participants is included.

    Keywords: Conferences, Oral health, Dental caries, Infants, Early childhood caries, Psychosocial factors, Prevention, Research, Public health, Policy development

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    Social Entrepreneurs. 2009. Healthy children ready for school: The impact of First 5 in California's northwest region. [El Cerrito, CA]: First 5 Association of California, 43 pp, exec summ (4 pp).

    First 5 Association of California
    1115 Atlantic Ave.
    Alameda, CA 94501

    Telephone: 510 (227)6967
    Fax: (510) 227-6901
    E-mail: moira@first5association.org
    Website: http://www.f5ac.org
    Available from the website.

    This report examines the impacts of First 5, an early childhood initiative in California, within 10 northern counties in the northwest region. Contents include descriptions of the program and the region and of improvements in the areas of child health, child development, family functioning, systems of care, and fiscal accountability.

    Keywords: Infants, Children, Young children, Early childhood development, School readiness, Early intervention services, Family support services, Access to care, Community coordination, Statistical data, California

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    Rosenbaum S, Proser M, Schneider A, Sonosky C. 2002. Using the Title V maternal and child health services block grant to support child development services. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 26 pp.

    Commonwealth Fund
    One East 75th Street
    New York, NY 10021

    Telephone: (212) 606-3800
    Fax: (212) 606-3500
    E-mail: info@cmwf.org
    Website: http://www.commonwealthfund.org
    Available from the website.

    This is the fourth in a series of reports presenting an overview of federal health policy related to child development. This report explains how services provided through the Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH)Services Block Grant can be used to foster optimal child development intervention services in the early years of life. It contains an overview of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant, and discusses how to use these funds - either alone or in combination with money from other sources - to support the creation of comprehensive development services for young children and their families. The report contains an executive summary, background and overview of the Title V MCH Services Block Grant Program; chapter discussion on coordination of Title V, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in promoting child development; and conclusions and recommendations. The appendices contain federal-state Title V Block Grant partnership budget information for 2001 and state expenditures by category of service for 1999. Additional statistical information is included in figures throughout the report.

    Keywords: Early childhood development, Child development services, Title V programs, Block grants, Federal initiatives, Health care financing, Oral health, Pregnant women, Infant, Children

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    Pinkham JR, ed. 1991. Pediatric dental care: An update for the 90s. Evansville, IN: Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Bristol-Myers Squibb, 42 pp.

    National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
    Georgetown University Box 571272
    Washington, DC 20057-1272

    Telephone: (202) 784-9771
    Fax: (202) 784-9777
    E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
    Website: http://www.mchoralhealth.org
    Single photocopies available at no charge.

    The monograph discusses the mouth of the infant, development of the dentition, nutrition and feeding systems from an oral health and development standpoint, early childhood caries, biological implications and dietary supplementation of fluoride, enamel fluorosis, early intervention in dental care of the infant, oral health care by the pediatrician, and the complementary roles of the pediatrician and pediatric dentist.

      Keywords: Oral health, Newborn infants, Infants, Infant development, Infant nutrition, Child nutrition, Early childhood caries, Fluorides, Early intervention, Pediatricians, Bibliographies

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      Perlman SP, Friedman C, Fenton SJ. 2008. A caregivers guide to good oral health for persons with special needs. Washington, DC: Special Olympics, 18 pp.

      Special Olympics, Healthy Athletes, Special Smiles
      1133 19th Street, N.W.
      Washington, DC 20036

      Telephone: (202) 628-3630
      Secondary Telephone: (800) 700-8585
      Fax: (202) 824-0200
      E-mail: spolk@specialolympics.org
      Website: http://resources.specialolympics.org/Topics/Healthy_Athletes/Disciplines/Special_Smiles.aspx
      Available from the website.

      This guide presents information for caregivers on helping individuals with special health care needs practice behaviors for maintaining optimal oral health. Instructions for toothbrushing, mouthrinsing, and flossing are provided, including adaptations for meeting the needs of individuals with various cognitive and physical abilities. Common oral health problems are also addressed.

      Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Dental hygiene, Oral health, Prevention, Development, Infants, Adults, Children

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