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2018 NAEYC Public Policy Forum

Join your early childhood colleagues from across the country at the NAEYC Public Policy Forum in Washington, D.C. Become more informed, engaged, connected, and effective. March 4 – 6, 2018 At the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Public Policy Forum, you will: Be part of a team working to advance federal […]

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2018 SECA Conference

March 1-3, 2018 Hyatt Regency – Lexington & Lexington Center Lexington, Kentucky Every child needs a champion. At this year’s Southern Early Childhood Association Conference, you can network with fellow early care and education colleagues, listen to prestigious speakers, attend educational sessions, and much more. Keynote speakers are Dr. Iheoma Iruka, Don Monopoli, Maurice Sykes, […]

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Healthy Food Activities and Printables Available

Nourish Interactive is a web-based company that is dedicated to supporting parents and caregivers by providing useful information to help educate children about the importance of good nutrition and exercise. Their mission is to offer fun, innovative solutions that empower children to make healthy choices. They support parents and teachers with free interactive games, healthy […]

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Childhood Obesity Declines in Connecticut

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and the University of Connecticut (UConn) Health Husky Nutrition Evaluation Team led by Professor Ann Ferris released a report showing that between 2012 and 2016, the percentage of overweight or obese children enrolled in Hartford early childcare programs decreased by 5 percent, and the average body mass percentile decreased by more […]

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Green Smoothies at Liyu Home Child Care

When Liyuwork Belaineh signed up for the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) she was hopeful, yet unconvinced, her home child care center had to make adjustments since they were already an active and healthy center. Liyu quickly discovered there were many things she could do to improve her center’s habits including eliminating […]

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Creative Minds and Healthy Eating

Kaitlyn Bates and Emily Hatfield are co-owners of Creative Minds Learning Center in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Participation in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) made them aware of how they could nurture healthy eating in their program. Although the center was already providing nutritious meals served family style, they recognized areas of improvement […]

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Making Healthy Changes at Young Legends

The staff at the Young Legends Child Care Learning Center in Florida learned so much during the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC). With each learning session, Nathalie Mason and her staff at Young Legends were able to bring back lots of information and new resources to make healthy changes in their classrooms. […]

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Learning About Gardening and Healthy Food

Sandy Varnell, Director for The Learning Tree in Winter Park, Florida, wanted to highlight the importance of a healthy lifestyle to children and families in her center. Sandy decided to take action on this goal when she joined the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program, Taking Steps to Healthy Success. Sandy’s plan […]

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CACFP Leadership and Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

The National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference, in cooperation with the National CACFP Forum, draws anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocates; federal, state and local government officials; child advocates; representatives of food banks and food rescue organizations; and nutrition and anti-obesity groups. Members of Congress, Hill staff, and key Administration officials attend the conference, provide comments as part of […]

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AMCHP Annual Conference

February 10-13, 2018   Join top maternal and child health leaders and thinkers at AMCHP 2018. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to connect and network with more than 800 public health officials who share an interest in maternal and child health (MCH). The AMCHP 2018 Annual Conference will be held February 10-13, 2018, at […]

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