In January and February, our emphasis was “Fitness Fanatic.” In January, we concentrated on movement and exercise. In February, the emphasis was on dental health and happy teeth. February was a perfect time for that topic because it was also National Children’s Dental Health Month.
Dentists Are Not Scary
Through stories in books and our children’s shared stories of their own dental visits, our children learned that a dentist isn’t someone you need to fear. Many of our Academy locations had visits from local pediatric dental practices. The dental visitors taught the children that going to the dentist can actually be fun. They talked about foods that are bad for our teeth and showed proper brushing techniques using some really big teeth! They even brought the children gift bags to take home.
Our staff is so talented at relating our monthly topics of emphasis to all our activities. Some locations took photos of each child showing their biggest, toothiest smile. Others enjoyed the song from the Broadway musical Annie called “You’re Never Fully Dressed without a Smile.” And meal time at the Academy was a perfect time to talk about foods that are good for healthy teeth. At the Academy, we take advantage of every teaching moment in a way that is natural and engaging. It’s one of the things that we do best.
Advice for Parents
Parents, remember that your children can avoid cavities. For example, brushing teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between teeth daily are easy to do. Then combine that with eating a healthy diet that limits sugary beverage and snacks and seeing the dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease. Now you have all the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
The Academy Invites You to Join Our Family
We now have 11 child care facilities:
- 5 Franklin day care centers
- 2 Brentwood day care centers
- 1 day care center in Nashville, Spring Hill, Henderson, and Murfreesboro.
We truly care about your child’s health and happiness. So we would love to have your family join our family.