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 […]
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 […]
CDC and FDA Investigating Outbreak in Several States People usually get sick from Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) 2-8 days (average of 3-4 days) after swallowing the germ. Most of the ill people are young children, and several of them have developed a serious complication from their infection called hemolytic uremic syndrome (a type of […]
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.