While attending the ECELC Healthy Eating Learning Session, Lisa McCleish, the Director of Early Childhood Programs at the Country Club Christian Church in Missouri, created a fun idea called “Cooking Camp!” The program’s philosophy includes planning experiences for children to be actively engaged in their learning. In the Cooking Camp, the children will choose to join […]
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 […]
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.
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.
At Jackson Child Care in Springfield, Virginia, Monica Jackson serves breakfast, lunch, and snack. Jackson Child Care was randomly selected as one of the winners in the Fall Action Plan Contest, and received a family-style dining toolkit.The family-style toolkit contains child size items that allow her to serve these meals family-style, which allows children to serve themselves […]
Dreams Family Child Care, in Shoreline, Washington was awarded two physical activity kits.
Kiddie Garden, a family child care home in Swanton, Vermont, was randomly selected as one of the winners in the Fall Action Plan Contest. Correspoding with their Action Plan Goal, Kiddie Garden received a water toolkit.