ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), an accredited, online child care training institution, encourages all child care providers to take CCEI116A: Early Childhood Oral Health in recognition of National Dental Hygiene Month.

National Dental Hygiene Month is sponsored annually by the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) to remind us all of the importance of proper oral hygiene for lifelong health. Oral hygiene is vital for overall wellness at any age, and promoting proper care habits in early childhood should be a part of the everyday curriculum. CCEI’s online course addresses the significance of consistent oral health care for young children and how to effectively instruct appropriate techniques. This course informs early care providers on how to identify the causes and characteristics of dental decay and promotes strategies for encouraging good oral hygiene within the child care environment.

CCEI116A is a beginner level, one-hour course, and awards 0.1 IACET CEU upon successful completion. Online course enrollment and self-paced access are available now. Account holders with an active, annual individual or center-based training subscription may enroll in this course at any time for no additional charge.

“Oral health is an area where you have to initiate instruction early in order to get a firm foothold into a child’s habits,” said Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “As the holidays approach with all their treats and sweets, this is a fitting time to brush up on oral hygiene techniques and practices.”