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PHA “Building a Healthier Future” Summit (May 2-4)

Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) “Building a Healthier Future” Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits, and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic, and government […]

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Week of the Young Child (Apr 16-20)

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners. Plan your celebration today with event ideas and activities below: Music Monday […]

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CACFP 50th Celebration

They say “a picture is a worth a 1,000 words.” What would a thousand pictures be worth? Let’s find out together. May 8th, 2018 is the 50th Birthday of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Nemours Children’s Health System and the National CACFP Forum want to celebrate with the entire CACFP community by […]

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Healthy Celebrations at Angeles Mesa YWCA

Angeles Mesa YWCA staff was concerned with unhealthy practices at their center prior to enrolling in ECELC. New policies are now in effect, and staff has reported adopting healthy changes in their personal lives

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Saying Goodbye to Junk Food

“I could not stand junk food being brought into our program any longer,” says Oakridge Child Care Center Director, Maritza Lopez. “We knew how much the children could benefit from healthier eating and family-style dining.” In the beginning, the program’s menus included foods that were fried and breaded. Water was made available, but it was […]

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Childhood Obesity Epidemic Continues

New research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that the U.S. child obesity epidemic is not easing, as some earlier research suggested. According to a study in the March 2018 Pediatrics, “Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in US Children, 1999-2016,” rates of overweight and obesity have increased in all age groups among children […]

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Child Care Aware Symposium (Apr 17-20)

Child Care Aware® of America Symposium 2018 is April 17-20, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC. The Symposium is a biennial event that brings together child care experts, Child Care Resource and Referral leaders and staff, child care providers, researchers, policymakers, parents and early childhood education students to discuss the hottest topics of research, […]

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CWLA National Conference (Apr 26-29)

The 2018 Child Welfare League of America National Conference, Advancing Excellence in Practice & Policy: Building Resilience in Changing Times, will highlight how organizations are advancing excellence in child and family services in changing times. Conference presentations will feature evidence-informed/evidence-based programs, practices and related policies and tools that lead to the successful implementation of the […]

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National Smart Start Conference (Apr 30-May 3)

The National Smart Start Conference is the nation’s largest conference devoted to early education systems and strategies. The conference provides advanced professional development for early education leaders committed to improving the quality of and access to early childhood services for all children ages birth to five. It is intended for professionals who support families, for […]

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Family Style Dining at Play and Learn Daycare

Aisha and Shaheed, the owners of Play and Learn Daycare in Virginia have been providing quality child care in their home for more than 30 years. The families often come back and spend time with them as a testament to the welcoming and nurturing environment they provide in their home. Aisha and Shaheed are lifetime […]

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