Screen Time Removed
Staff at Brighter Day Child Development Center in St. Louis, Missouri was allowing children to watch TV in the morning and afternoon around pick-up and drop-off time. When the TV was turned off and children transitioned to another activity, they seemed to have difficulty engaging with one another. A Taking Steps to Healthy Success coach talked with members of staff about her observations and challenged them to turn off the TV and supplement with physical activity. A staff member defended the TV time and stated they had too many kids to entertain to turn off the TV. However, at the last Learning Session in January 2015, this staff member reported that they have removed all the TVs from the center, and the replacement activities were going well.