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, […]

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Eating Healthy at JCCS Angel Care, Kentucky

Eating Healthy at JCCS Angel Care, Kentucky

“At JCCS we strive to provide a quality education to young children. However, the nutritional component has always been a concern at our school,” said Johnson County Christian School (JCCS) Angel Care Center Director Linda Daniels. The teachers agreed that they wanted to make some healthy changes while participating in the National Early Care and […]

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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 […]

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Continuing to Celebrate CACFP

Continuing to Celebrate CACFP

May is a month for celebration. First and foremost – each year it’s the time we celebrate the hard work and dedication child care providers put into growing the next generation. This year, the community has an additional reason to celebrate as May marks the 50th birthday of the Child and Adult Care Food Program […]

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Week of the Young Child (Apr 16-20)

Week of the Young Child (Apr 16-20)

The Week of the Young Child™ is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. We’re so excited for a week long celebration of our youngest learners. Plan your celebration today with event ideas and activities below: Music Monday […]

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CACFP 50th Celebration

CACFP 50th Celebration

They say “a picture is a worth a 1,000 words.” What would a thousand pictures be worth? Let’s find out together. May 8th, 2018 is the 50th Birthday of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Nemours Children’s Health System and the National CACFP Forum want to celebrate with the entire CACFP community by […]

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Healthy Celebrations at Angeles Mesa YWCA

Healthy Celebrations at Angeles Mesa YWCA

Angeles Mesa YWCA staff was concerned with unhealthy practices at their center prior to enrolling in ECELC. New policies are now in effect, and staff has reported adopting healthy changes in their personal lives

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Healthy Sweets and Treats at Our Lady of Lourdes Day Care

Healthy Sweets and Treats at Our Lady of Lourdes Day Care

Parents are often times receptive to menu changes that encourage healthy eating habits; however, when it comes to birthday and holiday celebrations, they can be a little reluctant. As a parent, it’s difficult to allow your child to eat processed and refined foods. However, during celebratory moments, parents do not mind bringing cakes and sweets […]

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How Impact Learning Center Made a Huge Impact

How Impact Learning Center Made a Huge Impact

Impact Learning Center (ILC) serves mostly Head Start families. As part of the program, the staff at ILC encourages parents to participate during monthly family-involvement events such as a holiday parties or field day. This gave the staff an opportunity to not only be educators and advocates for the children, but to also influence and […]

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Yoga at Glendora Children’s Center

Yoga at Glendora Children’s Center

Vasthi Calvachi, director of Glendora Children’s Center in California, started a weekly yoga program for all the teachers and their classrooms. Vasthi wanted to introduce yoga in her program long before participating in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program in 2016. She read about the benefits of yoga for children and […]

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