Springtime in Tehama County means lots of community events centered around health. Our staff in Corning kicked off the new year with a Family Wellness event at Corning Center. Led by Maria Lowe and Alejandra Rubalcaba, the event featured information about car seats, healthy eating demos, tobacco awareness, a yoga instructor, and nurses doing health screenings. On January 24th, NCCDI also hosted CPR and 1st Aid for our parents in January, to give caregivers of young children the skills to respond in an emergency.
Upcoming on February 7th is the annual Give Kids a Smile day. This collaboration of various community services, dental providers, the mobile dental clinic and others, offers an opportunity for children and pregnant women without health insurance or MediCal to receive dental care. Even if a person has emergency MediCal, they still qualify. Get to this one early, as they begin taking registrations at 7:30am, and end registration at 9am.
Also in February, NCCDI will be offering CPR and 1st Aid in Spanish. We are also teaming up with the Child Abuse Prevention Council to offer Mandated Reporter Training.
In our classrooms, you will also see a health focus--February is Children's Dental Health Month, and the preschoolers will be working hard on learning proper dental hygiene, they'll be talking about going to the dentist, and even have some opportunities in their dramatic play to explore what it is like to be a dentist. It should be a really exciting month.