Tuesday National Organization Roundtable Topics (By Invitation Only)
The National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness (NCECHW) advances best practices for developing comprehensive and coordinated health and wellness services within early childhood education (ECE) settings by linking ECE program staff, health professionals, and families. The Center’s work includes providing support on topics such as medical and dental home access; health promotion and disease prevention; emergency preparedness and environmental safety; trauma and toxic stress; developmental, behavioral, vision, and hearing screening; and nutrition. The information and resources provided by NCECHW reflect current evidence, are research-informed, and promote effective practices and professional development within programs serving pregnant women and children from birth to age five from families with low incomes. This session will focus on the Center’s oral health activities and will discuss opportunities for working with Head Start and child care programs to improve the oral health of the populations they serve.