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. […]

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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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Creative Minds and Healthy Eating

Creative Minds and Healthy Eating

Kaitlyn Bates and Emily Hatfield are co-owners of Creative Minds Learning Center in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Participation in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) made them aware of how they could nurture healthy eating in their program. Although the center was already providing nutritious meals served family style, they recognized areas of improvement […]

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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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Shucking Corn with Kings Kids

Shucking Corn with Kings Kids

It is not uncommon for children to eat fast food as families are busier than ever. Families often do not have the opportunity to sit together and share a meal, which hinders healthy food choices for their children. After Robbi Boone from Kings Kids Learning Center in Kentucky participated in the National Early Care and […]

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Get Moving with Bright Start Child Center

Get Moving with Bright Start Child Center

Christie Wolfe, the owner of Bright Start in Kentucky, had trouble finding an impactful nutrition and physical activity training program in her community. Therefore, she was very excited to hear about and participate in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC) program in 2016. Christie wanted to learn ways to incorporate more movement […]

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Breastfeeding-Friendly in Childtown

Breastfeeding-Friendly in Childtown

Sheila, the director of Childtown in Shelbyville, Kentucky, said she always welcomed breastfeeding families in her child care program; however, she did not understand how to fully support these families until she participated in the National Early Care and Education Learning Collaborative (ECELC). As part of her action plan goals, Sheila and her staff decided […]

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Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

Case Studies on Childhood Obesity Prevention

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 […]

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Racing with Rockcastle Hospital Child Development Center

Racing with Rockcastle Hospital Child Development Center

The child development staff from Rockcastle Hospital Child Development Center in Mount Vernon, Kentucky recently ran a 4K for heart health. The Rockcastle team has discovered that by working out, they gain energy, which helps them be better equipped to care for the children they serve.

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