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​​Oral health resources can be found throughout the AAP Oral Health web site and the AAP Section on Oral Health.

Early Literacy Resources​​

AAP Books Build Connections Toolkit

Developed by the AAP, this online toolkit helps parents and providers to understand the need for early literacy and how to help families make it an important part of early childhood.

Early Brain and Child Development – Building Brains, Forging Futures

The Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) initiative aims to change how pediatricians and their communities view the early childhood developmental period, and how they care for and invest in young children.

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits (between 6 months and 5 years).

Sleep Resources – Sleep

This web site offers a plethora of information for families about sleep and young children.

Zero to Three – Sleep

This web site contains some tips and tools on sleep as well as helpful resources.

​Relevant AAP Policies and Publications

Oral Health

Maintaining and Improving the Oral Health of Young Children

Fluoride Use in Caries Prevention in the Primary Care Setting 

A Pediatric Guide to Children's Oral Health Flip Chart and Reference Guide

Early Literacy

Literacy Promotion: An Essential Component of Primary Care Pediatric Practice

AAP Books Build Connections Toolkit


SIDS and other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Promoting Child Development

Sleep: What Every Parent Needs to Know

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