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Jack in the Box Schools Limits Screen Time

Maria Lignos, director of Jack in the Box Schools in New Jersey, noticed that the children’s desire to play outdoors was decreasing. The children preferred to stay indoors and play with iPads, video games and other electronic devices. Although some of these devices were educational, Maria and her staff felt the children were not being […]

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How Impact Learning Center Made a Huge Impact

Impact Learning Center (ILC) serves mostly Head Start families. As part of the program, the staff at ILC encourages parents to participate during monthly family-involvement events such as a holiday parties or field day. This gave the staff an opportunity to not only be educators and advocates for the children, but to also influence and […]

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Yoga at Glendora Children’s Center

Vasthi Calvachi, director of Glendora Children’s Center in California, started a weekly yoga program for all the teachers and their classrooms. Vasthi wanted to introduce yoga in her program long before participating in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program in 2016. She read about the benefits of yoga for children and […]

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Adventure Planet Engages With Families

Naomi Reyes’s main goal for Adventure Planet was to increase parent education and family engagement in her child care center. Naomi and her staff wanted to have a wall dedicated primarily for providing resources on Family Enrichment, Child Development and Healthy Choices. Each month, the staff displayed new topics for the families along with activity […]

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Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Through the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaboratives project, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded Nemours Children’s Health System to support the spread and scale of best practices related to obesity prevention in early care and education (ECE) settings. For five years (2011 – 2016), Nemours and CDC worked with grantees […]

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Eating Healthy at Sugarland Academy

Sugarland Learning Academy is a privately owned early child care program located in Sterling, Virginia. Their facility is licensed to serve approximately 93 children from six weeks to five years of age and after-school care from six years to 12 years of age. Hasina Siddiq, the owner of Sugarland, learned a great deal while participating […]

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Comfortable Private Breastfeeding Space

Shamaila Khan, owner of McLean Playtime Daycare, is a family child care home provider who participated in the Loudoun County Virginia Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) in 2016. Shamaila was working on a goal of providing a comfortable private breastfeeding space and resources to the parents of the children attending her family child […]

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Planting Seeds at United Christian Ed Center

Staci Quiroga from United Christian Education Center in California made many new changes in her program around healthy eating. While participating in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) in 2016, Staci worked with her trainer to revamp her center’s menu and incorporate weekly nutrition education resources in their curriculum. In addition, the […]

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Green Eggs and Ham at Hernandez Child Care

Claudia Hernandez, owner of Hernandez Family Child Care in California, made many new healthy changes regarding nutrition and physical activity in her program. While participating in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program in 2016, Claudia realized how easy it was to incorporate best practices into her program’s procedures. Claudia made notable […]

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Interactive Maps Show Child Care Best Practices

The Public Health Law Center has completed Phase 1 of an interactive 50-state map, which synthesizes data on how state child care licensing regulations match best practices for healthy eating, active play and screen time for 3-5 year olds. Phase 2 of the state interactive map is coming soon, relating to healthy best practices for […]

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