Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mandatory tooth brushing regs...Or Why Johnny Can't Read

EEC's new regs require educators to assist children in brushing their teeth whenever children remain in care for more than four hours and/or consume a meal in child care. For these reasons, many EEC-licensed programs (including all Massachusetts Head Start programs) already practice regular tooth-brushing. EEC is working in partnership with the Department of Public Health and others to improve oral health in Massachusetts and will provide training and resources to assist programs in implementing these more

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