Launched February 2022, Nemours Children’s Health is pleased to release Nourishing Preschoolers. This is the follow-on course to Nourishing Healthy Eaters, originally released in May 2021. In this module, ECE professionals will deepen their understanding of how children learn to become healthy eaters, particularly during the pre-school years. These two courses can be taken in sequence or individually.

Nourishing Preschoolers focuses on:

  1. The developmental stages of becoming a healthy eater
  2. Solutions to common challenges of healthy eating with preschoolers
  3. The role of ECE professionals in nurturing healthy eaters
  4. Family engagement opportunities around nutrition and food
  5. Nutrition best practices to build into daily routines with children

Nourishing Preschoolers takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Users can choose to complete one chapter at a time. The interactive module includes a self-assessment, videos, reflective activities to support learning and action planning to support healthy eating practices in ECE programs.

At the end of the module, participants can print a completion certificate and access a list of supplemental resources and the reference page.

For ECE professionals interested in obtaining continuing education units (CEUs), the course is also available for Quorum members on Quorum Learning. Quorum memberships are available at no cost to educators through state sponsorships in: Washington, DC, Alabama, and New Mexico at this time. Any early educator in those states can receive a Quorum membership sponsored by their state.

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