University of Washington Develops LMCC Trainings

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Washington had a rule in their state licensing that did not allow state providers to receive continuing education credits from participating in the national Let’s Move Child Care (LMCC) trainings. The University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition partnered with the State Department of Health (with funding from the CDC) to create and manage free trainings that met the state requirements and based them off of the LMCC goals and curriculum. Content was adapted from existing LMCC trainings and PowerPoint slides. Trainings were pilot-tested with child care providers in Washington and reviewed by partners at the Department of Health and Department of Early Learning.

Three Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) training modules have been developed on breastfeeding support, physical activity and healthy eating. All of the three LMCC trainings are online, free and provide one STARS (State Training And Registry System) continuing education credit in Health, Safety and Nutrition. STARS is the Washington State-mandated training program for child care providers.

» Let’s Move! Child Care Healthy Eating Module provides information for early childhood educators on ways to provide healthy beverages and food to the children in their care. This online training is free and participants earn one (1) STARS continuing education credit in Health, Safety and Nutrition.

» Let’s Move! Child Care Physical Activity Module provides information for early childhood educators on the importance of physical activity for toddlers and preschoolers. This online training is free and participants earn one (1) STARS continuing education credit in Health, Safety and Nutrition

» Let’s Move! Child Care Breastfeeding Support Module provides information for early childhood educators about how to support breastfeeding moms and babies and the benefits of doing so. This online training is free and participants earn one (1) STARS
continuing education credit in Health, Safety and Nutrition.

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