Kerri Newton, Kerri’s Kidsville Program Director from Springfield, Missouri, had the desire to provide healthy and enjoyable meals at her center. In 2013, she decided to attend the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC): Taking Steps to Healthy Success training to learn more about how to make healthy choices for her kids. While […]
A new resource on Early Learning and Use of Technology was released by the US Department of Education and US Department of Health and Human Services. The brief provides four guiding principles and suggestions for providers and families on how to use technology with young children.
The KinderCare Learning Center in Celebration, Florida is making profound changes to encourage parent involvement and education about nurturing healthy eaters. Parents wanted to fit eating healthy into a busy lifestyle, especially considering the limited time many of the parents have.
There is now better alignment between the School Meal Program and CACFP’s meal patterns. These improvements are expected to enhance the nutritional quality of meals served. CACFP and School Meal Program operators must comply with the updated meal pattern requirements by October 1, 2017.
Southside Children’s Center in Pueblo, Colorado is located within a public housing apartment building. It educates 37 children who live in the same building as well as 50 children who live in other housing. “I knew children we were serving weren’t eating well at home,” Urioste said. “When I learned about trainings available, I had a vision for what the center could do to help the children and to get families involved.”
Tracy Ehlert from Babies 2 Kids Learning Center in Iowa is working hard to meet the LMCC five healthy goals. She is also working to complete the Child and Adult Care Food Program’s (CACFP) Take ACTION Challenge. Ms. Ehlert says LMCC and the CACFP Challenge helped her dive into the health and nutrition aspect of her program and re-evaluate it.