A classroom brushing program requires attention to brushing and sanitation along with classroom management. The “Brushing is Fun, Start by Age 1!” training for ECE professionals, coordinated through the Oral Health Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health, helps facilities figure out all the details and build teachers’ confidence to lead successful classroom brushing.
Not yet trained? Contact Emily Horney, MHA, RDH at (828) 406-4097 or Emily.Horney@dhhs.nc.gov to arrange a training!
In your REACH Oral Health application, you will upload documentation of oral health professional development along with offering toothbrushing once a day, making water visible and freely available, and including oral health in the facility’s written policy.
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|The number of teachers/staff members that have an active, daily role in brushing children’s teeth or supervising toothbrushing in the facility.|
The number of teachers/staff members in the facility that have taken the “Brushing is Fun, Start by Age 1!” training for ECE professionals, coordinated through the Oral Health Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
A copy of one teacher or administrator’s training certificate from the “Brushing is Fun, Start by Age 1” training for ECE programs, coordinated through the Oral Health Section of the North Carolina Division of Public Health.
|OH22 Professional development on children’s oral health covers a variety of topics including the importance of oral health for young children, habits that support oral health, and strategies for positive scheduled tooth brushing in child care.|
Tips for your documentation:
- Reviewers will be looking to see that most of the teachers/staff members that have an active or supervisory role related to toothbrushing have participated in the Brushing is Fun! training.
- Only one training certificate from one teacher or administrator is required for the application.
- The certificate must be from a teacher/staff member or administrator that has an active or supervisory role related to toothbrushing and currently works at the center.
An example of the certificate for the Brushing is Fun training is below.