Healthy Festivities at Mom’s Home Care School

Healthy Festivities at Mom’s Home Care School

Mom’s Home Care School Inc., located in Leesburg, Virginia, was thrilled to be part of the National ECE Learning Collaborative in 2016 and continues to practice healthy eating and healthy celebrations to this day. After participating the collaborative, the program changed its policy on celebrations to ensure that all parties serve healthy foods. In addition,… Continue Reading Healthy Festivities at Mom’s Home Care School

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H2O is the Way to Go at Tiffany’s Lil Bratz

H2O is the Way to Go at Tiffany’s Lil Bratz

Tiffany Gittens, owner of Tiffany’s Lil Bratz in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, participated in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) in Fall 2016. After her participation in ECELC, Tiffany’s Lil Bratz has taken big steps to increase water intake and access. “H2O is the Way to Go” was the theme of her center’s campaign.… Continue Reading H2O is the Way to Go at Tiffany’s Lil Bratz

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Nutritious Celebrations at Renate Zahn Family Child Care

Nutritious Celebrations at Renate Zahn Family Child Care

“Food has always been associated with holiday parties and celebrations in my program but it hasn’t always been healthy,” says Renate Zahn the owner of Renate Zahn Family Child Care Program in St. Louis, Missouri. Zahn discovered that many of the parties in her program included the usual cakes loaded with sugar and topped with… Continue Reading Nutritious Celebrations at Renate Zahn Family Child Care

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From Fast Food to Prepped Food

From Fast Food to Prepped Food

As a former dual military couple, April Jarrett and her husband understand why the fast food industry is growing in popularity. “It can be time-consuming trying to prepare a meal as soon as you get home from work,” stated April, owner of Little Friends Family Child Care Home in Virginia. By participating in the National… Continue Reading From Fast Food to Prepped Food

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Moving While Learning at Bonnie’s Family Child Care

Moving While Learning at Bonnie’s Family Child Care

“I hope to inspire a love of learning,” says Bonnie Pridgen, a family child care provider in North Chesterfield, Virginia. Through participating in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC), Bonnie was introduced to new ideas on how to get kids moving while learning. Although Bonnie has been a child care provider for… Continue Reading Moving While Learning at Bonnie’s Family Child Care

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Farm Days and “Yogurt” at Bestow Learning Center

Farm Days and “Yogurt” at Bestow Learning Center

Bestow Early Learning Center is a family-owned early care and education program in the heart of Alabama’s largest city, Birmingham. Mrs. Adrienne Loder and her husband founded Bestow, and the two have created a special space for mainly African-American children to learn and play. Through the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC), Mrs.… Continue Reading Farm Days and “Yogurt” at Bestow Learning Center

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