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McMillen Health. 2012–. Brush!® curriculum. Fort Wayne, IN: McMillen Center for Health Education, multiple items.

McMillen Center for Health Education
600 Jim Kelley Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46816

Telephone: (888) 240-7268
Secondary Telephone: (260) 456-4511
Website: http://mcmillenhealth.org
$210 (deluxe kit); $159 (basic kit); $111 (home visitor kit); materials also available separately.

This curriculum is designed to assist early childhood educators in helping infants and young children from birth to age 5 and their parents establish good daily oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist regularly. Components include newsletters and text messages for parents, books, a DVD, and monthly brushing charts for children. The parent materials and the books and brushing charts are available in English and Spanish. Training is also available.


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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures. 2012. Brushy Brushalotamus in Your Classroom: Teacher's guide for pre-K programs. New York, NY: Colgate-Palmolive Company, 12 pp, (Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures series).

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: (800) 468-6502
Secondary Telephone: (212) 310-2000
Website: http://www.colgate.com/app/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/US/EN/HomePage.cvsp
Available from the website.

This guide for early childhood educators focuses on oral health in young children. The activities in the guide were developed in accordance with the skill areas and child outcomes contained within the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework. Contents include five lesson plans, a coloring page, a maze, and a family pledge and certificate. Topics include toothbrushing with fluoridated toothpaste, eating healthy snacks, and visiting the dentist regularly. Additional resources are available.


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Huntley B, Hagen J. 2014–2016. Cavity Free Kids: Head Start and child care curriculum. Seattle, WA: Washington Dental Service Foundation, multiple items.

Karri Amundson
Washington Dental Service Foundation
P.O. Box 75983
Seattle, WA 98175-0983

Telephone: (206) 528-2373
Contact Phone: (206) 528-7339
Fax:
E-mail: foundation@deltadentalwa.com
Contact E-mail: kamundson@deltadentalwa.com
Website: http://www.kidsoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum includes lessons, play-based activities, and complementary parent resources that Early Head Start, Head Start, child care, and preschool programs can use to teach children and their families about what causes tooth decay and how to prevent it. Topics include the importance of primary teeth; water and tooth-healthy foods; toothbrushing, flossing, and swishing; and visiting the dentist. Contents include circle time lessons, learning center activities, parent handouts, and family-engagement tools. A list of supplies, instructions, and Head Start learning domains and elements is included.


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

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: https://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.


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National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning. 2011. Curriculum, assessment and the Head Start framework: An alignment review tool. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 16 pp, (Research-based curricula alignment tool).

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This tool is designed to help a program determine how well an early childhood assessment or curriculum aligns with the domains and domain elements identified in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. Assessment tool levels include coverage and balance; depth and difficulty in assessing physical development and health; social and emotional development; approaches to learning; logic and reasoning; and knowledge and skills in literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, artistic expression, and English language.


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American Dental Association, Bureau of Health Education and Audiovisual Services. 1985. Dental health education curriculum guide for use with Head Start children and families = Head Start dental health curriculum. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Maternal and Child Health, 100 pp.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website. Document Number: DHHS (OHDS) 86-31535.

This curriculum has been prepared to assist Head Start teachers in offering oral health education to help children understand the importance of oral hygiene. The guide contains lesson plans for the following areas: introduction to the oral health program; visiting the dentist; awareness of the mouth; the important functions of the mouth; the importance of keeping teeth and gums clean; toothbrushing; the importance of fluoride and sealants; wise food choices for a healthy mouth; keeping teeth safe; and reinforcement activities for oral health.


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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures. 2012–. Dental professionals. New York, NY: Colgate-Palmolive Company, multiple items, (Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures series).

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: (800) 468-6502
Secondary Telephone: (212) 310-2000
Website: http://www.colgate.com/app/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/US/EN/HomePage.cvsp
Available from the website.

These resources for oral health professionals focus on promoting good oral health habits among young children and their families. Contents include a video, posters, an activity sheet, take-home materials for parents, a coloring sheet, and a report card. Topics include toothbrushing, flossing, and mouth rinsing.


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Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures. 2012–. For teachers. New York, NY: Colgate-Palmolive Company, multiple items, (Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures series).

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures
300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Telephone: (800) 468-6502
Secondary Telephone: (212) 310-2000
Website: http://www.colgate.com/app/BrightSmilesBrightFutures/US/EN/HomePage.cvsp
Available from the website.

These resources for educators focus on oral health in pregnant women, infants, and young children. Contents include activity guides for Early Head Start, Head Start, and other early childhood programs that were developed in accordance with the skill areas and child outcomes contained within the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework. Guides for kindergarten through third grade, mobile applications, songs, posters, storybooks (in English and Spanish), a flip chart, a video, and educational games are also available.


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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health and Head Start Oral Health Workgroup. 2002. Head Start oral health awareness lesson plans: A teacher’s guide for creating healthy smiles. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 61 pp.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum was developed for Head Start classrooms in Maryland to help introduce positive oral health behaviors to young children. The lessons contain activities, songs, and projects. Also included in the curriculum are letters for parents to reinforce the concepts learned and to encourage them to participate in the learning process. Lesson topics include awareness of the mouth; plaque, tooth decay, and toothbrushing; visiting the dentist; and nutrition and wise food choices.


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2016. Head Start oral health curricula: Choose and use [upd. ed.]. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, multiple items.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This guide provides information about oral-health-related curricula appropriate for use in Early Head Start and Head Start programs. Users can search by audience, topics, and availability to find the curriculum that best fits their needs. A matrix to view all the curricula at a glance is also available from the website. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Boyer-Chu L. 2007. Health and safety in the child care setting: Promoting children's oral health—A curriculum for health professionals and child care providers [upd. ed.]. Oakland, CA: California Childcare Health Program, 76 pp.

University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, California Childcare Health Program
San Francisco, CA 94143

Telephone: (415) 476-4695
Website: http://www.ucsfchildcarehealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum is written for health professionals and child care providers in California to promote oral health for infants and young children. Lessons address oral development, oral habits, health and oral hygiene, fluoridation, diet and nutrition, and injury prevention and care. Contents include an overview for trainers, a section on oral health basics, a wrap-around and wrapup section, and lists of organizational resources and educational materials. Appendices include a caries-risk assessment tool, a map of fluoridated areas by zip code, a brochure for parents, and an evaluation questionnaire.


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[Iowa Healthy Smiles]. 2005. Healthy smiles for young children. [Des Moines, IA: Iowa Department of Public Health], Oral Health Bureau, 9 items.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum comprises a series of learning modules about pregnancy and oral health and about early childhood and oral health. The modules, which are intended for use by parent educators, including home visitors from Early Head Start and other programs that support healthy pregnancy, provide a basis for education and training. Topics include the (1) effects of the mother's oral health on the fetus and newborn, (2) effects of pregnancy on oral health, (3) oral health care during pregnancy, (4) gingivitis and periodontitis, (5) oral hygiene habits, (6) action steps to a healthier mouth, and (7) nutrition. A flip chart is also provided, and is available in English and Spanish.


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Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services. 2007. Help me smile: Oral health risk assessment protocols, training modules, and educational materials for use with families of young children (2nd ed.). [Columbus, OH]: Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Oral Health Services, multiple items.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum is designed to help lay health workers and health professionals promote oral health for pregnant women and families with young children. The curriculum is divided into the following sections: adult/caregiver, infancy, toddler, early childhood, school age, and adolescence. Topics include fluoride in water, oral hygiene, nutrition, dental sealants, oral injury, mouthguards, tobacco, oral cancer, oral piercings, "lift-the-lip" protocols for young children, dental home, and tooth decay. Also included are instructions for obtaining a fluoride analysis of a water sample. Supplemental materials include handouts for caregivers (in English and Spanish), booklets for children, assessment tools, and flip cards. An introductory video is also available. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2010. Open wide: Oral health training for health professionals. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum is designed to help health and early childhood professionals working in community settings (e.g., Head Start, home visiting, WIC staff) promote oral health in the course of promoting general health for infants, children, and their families. Topics include tooth decay, risk factors, and prevention; oral health risk assessment and oral health screening; and anticipatory guidance for parents. Each of the four modules includes an overview, learning objectives, key points, a post-test, and resources. A glossary and a list of presentations, print materials, and videotapes are also presented. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Edelstein B. 2005. Opening the mouth: Continuing MCH education in oral health. New York, NY: Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning and Columbia School of Dental and Oral Surgery.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, School of Dental and Oral Surgery
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

Telephone: (212) 305-6100
Website: http://dental.columbia.edu
Available from the website.

This training program provides non-oral health professionals with an introduction to oral health and tooth decay in infants and toddlers. The program discusses the prevalence of tooth decay among children, tooth decay as a chronic disease, unmet oral health care needs among children, and the consequences of these unmet needs. Other topics include an overview of oral health in America, tooth decay, and periodontal disease and its consequences. Topics are reviewed in developmental time periods (from conception to birth and early childhood). Additional information about treatment options, action steps, recommendations for states, and other sources of program support are included, along with a list of references. The materials are presented in HTML and videotape formats. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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Lowe E; National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center; Maryland Department of Health, Office of Oral Health; Head Start Oral Health Workgroup . 2012. Oral health for Maryland's kids: A Head Start teacher's guide for creating healthy smiles. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, 1 v.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum was developed to help Head Start teachers instill positive oral health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in children and their families. It also serves as an introduction to good oral health habits for children. The curriculum comprises seven lesson plans. Each lesson plan contains learning objectives, background information for teachers, Head Start domains and elements, special instructions, a description of the main lesson plan, a list of materials needed to conduct the lesson, questions to check children’s knowledge and understanding, small group supplemental/enrichment activities, and a newsletter for parents. [Funded in part by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center. 2003–2017. Oral health resource bulletin. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center, semi-annual.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This document lists selected oral health resources that are available for health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and educators in the maternal and child health community. It includes sections on data and surveillance, Maternal and Child Health Bureau-funded project reports, policy, professional-client tools, professional education and practice, program development, public awareness and education, and quality assurance. Each bulletin supplements previous volumes. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]


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South Carolina Department of Education, South Carolina Healthy Schools. 2005. Oral health supplemental curriculum resource. Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Education, South Carolina Healthy Schools, 2 items.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

These supplemental curriculum resources, designed primarily for classroom use, contain lessons that encourage children to take care of their teeth. The guides also teach children oral health concepts. Lessons and activities for students in kindergarten, second grade, and seventh grade are included and were endorsed by the South Carolina Department of Education in 2002–2003. The preschool guide, developed in 2005, draws from and was designed to be part of the original series. Each lesson includes a list of materials, background information, step-by- step instructions, and suggested extension and evaluation activities. The guides are also available on CD-ROM.


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American Dental Association. 2005. Smile Smarts dental health curriculum. Chicago, IL: American Dental Association, multiple items.

American Dental Association
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611-2678

Telephone: (312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
E-mail: info@ada.org
Website: http://www.ada.org
Available from the website.

These resources are designed to help students in preschool through eighth grade develop good oral hygiene habits. Contents include the following lesson plans: Shining Smiles! for students ages 4–7, A Lifetime of Healthy Smiles! for students in second and third grade, Teeth to Treasure! for students in fourth through sixth grade, and Watch Your Mouth! for students in seventh and eighth grade. Additional contents include hands-on classroom demonstrations, videos, and other activities and materials to support the lesson plans. Information about careers in dentistry, presentations, and other resources for educators are also available.


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U.S. Office of Head Start. 2011. The Head Start child development and early learning framework: Promoting positive outcomes in early childhood programs serving children 3-5 years old [rev.]. Washington, DC: U.S. Office of Head Start, 28 pp.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center
Telephone: (866) 763-6481
Website: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc
Available from the website.

This document provides a framework for Head Start and other programs serving children ages 3–5, including children who are dual language learners and children with special health care needs, on key elements of school readiness. The framework is intended to guide programs in making curriculum and assessment decisions and connecting child-assessment data to aspects of Head Start program design, including school readiness goals consistent with state and local expectations. Additionally, the framework is intended to guide the collection of child-assessment data for other early childhood reporting systems, if such data are locally required. Contents include a description of 11 domains of child development and early learning deemed essential for school and long-term success, domain elements, and examples. The document is available in English and Spanish.


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Pyatt J, Spink D, Alves-Dunkerson J, Rakoz L, Thronson G, Williamson G. 2011. Tooth tutor: A simplified oral health curriculum for pre-k to grade 12 (2nd ed.). Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Oral Health Program and Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, 171 pp.

Health Education Resource Exchange
Washington State Department of Health P.O. Box 47833
Olympia, WA 98504-7833

Telephone: (360) 236-3736
Fax: (360) 664-4500
E-mail: here@doh.wa.gov
Website: http://here.doh.wa.gov
Available from the website.

This curriculum for teachers, school nurses, and student instructors in Washington promotes oral health and learning among students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Contents include teacher background information; class activities for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, elementary school, and middle and high school; and a glossary. Topics include the importance of oral health; tooth decay; fluoride, dental sealants, and nutrition; toothbrushing and flossing; tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs; injury prevention; and visiting the dental office. [Note: Contains dated information on using fluoridated toothpaste.]


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Toothfairy Island. 2013. Toothfairy Island. Newport Beach, CA: Toothfairy Island, multiple items.

Toothfairy Island
6 Robin
Irvine, CA 92604

Telephone: (877) 233-9033
E-mail: info@toothfairyIsland.com
Website: http://www.ToothfairyIsland.com
Order from the website for a charge (materials priced separately; call for volume pricing).

These resources provide information on oral health from infancy through adolescence. Contents include lesson plans and related products such as coloring pages, games, puzzles, puppets, stickers, videos, and worksheets. The lesson plans draw from multiple learning modes (visual, kinesthetic, auditory, musical) and incorporate information on related topics such as nutrition and injury prevention. The lesson plans are available in English and Spanish.


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Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health. 2003. WIC lesson plans: A teacher's guide for creating healthy smiles. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 32 pp.

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

Telephone: (202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu
Website: https://www.mchoralhealth.org
Available from the website.

This curriculum was developed for use by staff in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). The lessons introduce mothers to good oral health care for children, good nutrition for oral health, the child's first oral health visit, and oral health for pregnant women. Each lesson plan is accompanied by an activity page for parents and children to complete together. Coordinating bulletin board layouts are also available for use in conjunction with the lesson plans or alone.

     

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