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.
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.
Kevin W. Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), visited Taft Head Start Center in Orlando, Florida. Taft Head Start is one of the 20 Orange County Head Start sites participating in Nemours Early Care Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC).
In celebration of the 4th anniversary of LMCC, the Packard Foundation partnered with LMCC and Nemours Children’s Health System to award toolkits to support ECE providers in improving healthy eating and physical activity. These toolkits include resources and materials to directly support LMCC Action Plans of ECE centers and homes. From August through September 2015, more than 300 ECE programs completed Action Plans, and 19 programs were randomly selected as winners.
The Packard Foundation is partnering with Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) to celebrate LMCC’s 4th anniversary. We are awarding toolkits to support early care and education (ECE) providers who create an Action Plan and are working towards the goals of Let’s Move! Child Care.